Bergmann plaster shear is a specific type of plaster cutting tool commonly used in medical settings for the removal or modification of plaster casts. It is named after the German surgeon Ernst von Bergmann, who made significant contributions to the field of surgery.
Bergmann plaster shears are made from high-quality materials, such as stainless steel, to ensure strength and longevity. The lower blade of Bergmann shears is usually wider and blunt, designed to slide smoothly between the cast and the patient’s skin without causing injury. The upper blade may be serrated or sharp to provide effective cutting capability for the plaster material.