Surgical scalpels are precision knives used for incising and excising human tissue. These blades are individually designed based on their specific purposes, and they come in a variety of shapes and sizes.
Reusable vs. Disposable
Reusable scalpels have disposable blades attached to reusable handles.
Disposable scalpels often come in plastic handles and retractable blades and are to be used only once.
There are over 67 types of scalpel blades and 27 types of handles, so scalpels can be used in different combinations.