This paper presents a novel miniature contact-aided compliant mechanism (CCM) that includes flexure hinges and contact-aided structures. This continuum mechanism comprises a nickel–titanium alloy (Nitinol) tube with CCM cut via laser micromachining and actuated using wires bending from −80 deg to +80 deg in four directions. The proposed CCM has the following merits: perfect capacity for deflection around the centroid, a self-backbone, and improved torsional as well as tensile strengths. Further, it is pre-assembled. First, kinematic and static models are used to predict the bending behavior of the mechanism. Thereafter, the maximum strain is evaluated using finite element analysis (FEA) then compared with the static models. Finally, the performances of the mechanism are characterized by experiments. The results validate the proposed models and demonstrate that the torsional and tensile strengths of the proposed CCM increased by more than 100% and 30%, respectively, compared with those of conventional non-CCMs with a similar fatigue life. Moreover, with the integrated forceps and probe, the proposed mechanism can achieve object transfer and square trajectory scanning of the targeted location. These experimental results demonstrate the potential clinical value of the proposed mechanism and provide important insights into the design of long and flexible instruments for endoscopic surgery.