Fellow: Dharmesh Kapoor
Approximately 15% of all births require an episiotomy.
Obstetric anal sphincter injuries (OASIS) relating to episiotomy affect 30,000 women each year with approximately 12,000 women suffering bowel incontinence.
Episcissors-60 are patented fixed angle scissors that take away human error in estimating episiotomy angles during childbirth. This innovation reduces the risk of complications associated with standard practice episiotomies which can cause obstetric anal sphincter muscle injuries and have a devastating impact on the quality of a new mother’s life.