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Mayo-Hegar Needle Holders
Use for holding curved needle while suturing or for instrument ties.
Adson Thumb Forceps
Used for grasping, exposing, or stabilizing tissue layers during surgery. Has rat-tooth tips.
Surgery Suture Scissors
Cut suture during surgery.
Use with mayo-hegar needle holder
Halsted Mosquito Hemostatic Forceps
Crushing instrument, used to stop bleeding by collapsing tiny blood vessels. Entire length of jaw is transversely grooved.
Backhaus Towel Clamp
Prevent towels/drape from slipping during surgery. These are penetrating clamps.
Lorna Towel Clamp
Non-penetrating towel clamp used to prevent towels/drape from slipping
#3 Scalpel Handle
Flat handle to hold surgical blades. Used with blade to make incision in tissue or anatomical dissection.
Kelly Hemostatic Forceps
Crushing instrument used primarily to stop bleeding.
Transversely grooved on the distal half of the jaw.
Carmalt Hemostatic Forceps
For cross-clamping tissues containing vessels, used primarily for crushing body of uterus.
Have longitudinal grooves and cross grooves at the tip ends to prevent tissue slippage
Crile Hemostatic Forceps
Crushing instrument used primarily to stop bleeding.
Entire length of the jaw is transversely grooved.
Heavy hemostatic forceps used on larger blood vessels.
Oschner Hemostatic Forceps
Used to clamp large tissue bundles and large blood vessels.
Crushing instrument primarily used to stop bleeding.
Entire length of jaw is transversely grooves.
Two interdigitary teeth located at the tip to prevent tissue slippage.
Dissecting scissors commonly used for cutting tough tissues
Very delicate scissors and should be reserved for cutting finer tissues.
Suture Removal Scissors
To remove sutures.
Concavity on one blade prevents suture from being lifted excessively during removal.
Lister Bandage Scissors
Cutting and removal of bandages.
Have a blunt tip that reduces the risk of cutting the skin.
Olsen-Hegar Needle Holder
Grasp and manipulate curved suture needles during suturing or for instrument ties.
Needle holder and scissor combination
disadvantage is accidentally cutting suture
Brown-Adson Thumb Forceps
Stabilize tissue and/or expose tissue layers during suturing.
Small, delicate serrated tips are designed for light, careful handling of tissue.
Proximal ends are bonded together to allow the grasping ends to spring open or be squeezed shut.
Rat-Tooth Thumb Forceps
Have interdigitating teeth that hold skin or dense tissue without slipping.
Proximal ends are bonded together to allow grasping ends to spring open or be squeezed shut.
Debakey Thumb Forceps
Atraumatic tissue forcep used in vascular procedures to avoid tissue damage during manipulation.
Typically long, have a distinct coarsely ribbed grip panel.
- Scrape the surface of relatively dense tissue to remove loose or degenerate tissue (bone marrow, necrotic bone, cartilage flaps, abscess material).
- Designed with cup-like structure at the end of handle.
- Cup has a very sharp cutting edge and comes in various sizes.
Jacob's Chuck and Key
- The chuck is the end piece connected to the handle of an orthopedic instrument used to place pins in broken bones.
- The key is used to tighten the chuck to hold the orthopedic pin.
To remove periosteum and other soft tissues from the surface of bones.
- Designed with a blade-like structure at the end of a stout handle.
- The blade may have sharp or blunt edges and comes in various sizes.
An orthopedic instrument used to cut and remove pieces of bone.
- Comes in various types and sizes.
Used to hit osteotome (like a hammer)
Used with a steel or plastic mallet to cut or shape bone and cartilage.
- It is tapered on both sides to form the cutting edge.
To retract a thoracic wall incision to maintain an unobstructed view of the surgical field within the chest.
- The ratchet end of the retractor is usually positioned at the dorsal end of the intercostal incision to keep it out of the surgeon's way.
Self-retaining retractor generally used to retract the sides of an abdominal wall incision to maintain an unobstructed view of the abdominal cavity.
- The two retracting blades on the side of the retractor maintain lateral distraction while the single end blade is usually placed under the xiphoid cartilage to allow cranial distraction, as well as help position the lateral blades correctly along the incision line.
Hand-held retractor used to retract tissues to expose bones during orthopedic surgery
Self-retaining retractor generally used to retract perineal tissue and improve exposure.
Double-ended retractor. One end has three-finger like curved prong. The other end is a flat, curved blade.
Both ends are used to retract tissue and improve exposure. It is a hand-held retractor.
Self-retaining retractor used to maintain tension on tissues. Its finger-like tips are commonly used for muscle retraction.
Snook Ovariohysterectomy (Spay) Hook
A specialized type of hand-held retractor used to retrieve the horn of the uterus through the abdominal incision during ovariohysterectomy.
Hand-hand retractor used to retract tissue and improve exposure.
To retract tissue and improve exposure. It is a hand-hand retractor with extendable blades on both sides.
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