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surgical procedures

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Bayonet Forceps
manufactured in different lengths, smooth-tipped, us to inser packing in or remove objects from nose/ear
stylus
metal probe; in catheter, needle of tube; help equipment pass into body
Dilation
Opening or widening the circumference of a body orifice
Splinter forceps
fine tip for foreign object retrieval
probe
used to search for foreign bodies in a wound
towel forceps
have very sharp hooks
silver nitrate stick
control epistaxis
transfer forceps
used to arrange items on a sterile tray
Littauer stich or suture scissors
blade has beak or hook to slide under sutures
mosquito forceps
are small (4 ins) used to clamp small blood vessels or tissues
retractors
used to hold tissue away from the surgical incision to better expose the surgical site
Nasal specula
valves can be spread to facilitate viewing
Needle holders
jaws are shorter and look stronger than hemostat jaws
epinephrine
vasconstricting, used with anesthetics to limit bleeding
nylon suture
strong, nonabsorbent and highly elastic
patency
a body cavity or canal that is in its normal open position; during surgery
penrose drain
placed in a wound at the end of a surgical procedure to drain excess fluid from the site
swaged
surgical needle that comes packaged with suture material attached to it
trocar
used to dilate or open a body orifice
ratchets
resemble gears; can be locked into position
allis tissue
come in different lengths; used to grasp tissue, muscles or skin surrounding a wound
hemostats
originally designed to stop bleeding or to clamp vessels cut during surgery
curettage
scraped with surgical instrument
fistula
abnormal, tubelike connection between internal organs; complication of surgery
abscess
localized collection of pus that causes tissue destruction