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Surgical Instruments

Basic over view of surgical instrumentation, categories, and use.
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#3 Scalpel Handle
Cutting / Dissecting
Skin Incision, Holds blades 10, 11, 15
#3 Long Scalpel Handle
Cutting / Dissecting
To incise or excise in deep wounds, holds blades 10, 11, 15
# 4 Scalpel Handle
Cutting / Dissecting
Incising tough tissue, Holds blade 20
# 7 Scalpel handle
Cutting / Dissecting
Precise Incisions, holds blades 10, 11, 15
45 / Mixter / Right Angle Clamp / Kantrowitz Thoracic Clamp
Clamping / Occluding
Occluding vessels, passing ligatures
Adson Dressing Forceps
Grasping / Holding
Delicate tissue, dressings
Allis Forcep
Grasping / Holding
Grasp organ or tissue that is to be removed
Army-Navy Retractor / US Army
Exposing / Retracting
Hand held wound retractor
Babcock Forcep
Grasping / Holdling
Grasping delicate tissue such as bowel, fallopian tubes or vas deferens
Bakes Common Duct Dilators
Probing / Dilating
To explore or dilate the common bile duct
Brown Dressing Forceps
Grasping / Holding
Delicate tissue
Diethrich Bulldog clamp
Clamping / Occluding
Temporary occlusion of small peripheral blood vessels
Castroviejo Micro Scissors
Cutting / Dissecting
For fine, delicate tissues, micro surgery
Codman Scissors
Cutting / Dissecting
Small area dissection, such as hand surgery
Crile Hemostatic Clamp
Clamping / Occluding
Clamping vessels or tissue, tagging suture
Curved Mayo Scissors
Cutting / Dissecting
Excising tough tissues such as bone or skin
Cushing Vein Retractor
Exposing / Retracting
Retracting blood vessels
Davidson Scapula Retractor
Exposing / Retracting
Retracting the scapula during a thoracotomy
DeBakey Tissue Forceps
Grasping / Holding
Grasping tissue, most popular "pick-ups"
Ferguson Gall Stone Scoop
Accessory
Retrieving gall stones
Ferris Smith (Big ugly) Tissue Forceps
Grasping / Holding
Grasping tough tissue or bone
Forrester Ring Forceps
Grasping / Holding
Grasping tissue, holding a raytec to make a sponge stick (it then becomes accessory)
Frazier Suction Tip
Suctioning / Aspirating
Used in small confined areas such as ENT and Neuro
Freer Elevator
Cutting / Dissecting
Elevating the septum, periostium, or plaque from vessel walls
Gelpi retractor
Exposing / Retracting
Self retaining superficial wound retractor
Gemini Clamp
Clamping / Occluding
Occluding small delicate vessels or tissues
Graves Vaginal Speculum
Exposing / Retracting
Exposing the vaginal walls
Green Retractor
Exposing / Retracting
Exposing superficial wounds, common in Thyroid surgery
Curved Halstead Hemostat (Mosquito)/Snap/Stat
Clamping / Occluding
Occlusion of small delicate structures, tagging suture
Heaney Needle Holder
Suturing
Approximating around curved tissues (used in OB GYN)
Heiss Spring Retractor
Exposing / Retracting
Retracting skin during hand surgery
Harrington (Sweat Heart) Retractor
Exposing / Retracting
Exposing deep abdominal wounds, commonly used to retract the liver
Hulka Manipulator
Holding / Grasping
Grasping the cervix, cervical / uterine measurement
Jorgenson Scissors
Cutting / Dissecting
Cutting heavy tissue, used in OB GYN
Kelley Hemostatic Clamp
Clamping / Occluding
Clamping vessels or tissues
Kocker / Ochsner Forceps
Holding / Grasping
Grasping heavy tissue such as bone or fascia
Leksell Rongeur
Cutting / Dissecting
Cutting or "biting" bone
Lewin Bone Clamp
Clamping / Occluding
Clamping of bone fragments
Long Metzenbaum Scissors
Cutting / Dissecting
Cutting or dissecting of fine tissues deep in a wound
Malleable or Ribbon Retractor
Exposing / Retracting
To expose wound, bends to needed angles
Mayo-Hegar Needle Driver
Suturing
Approximation of heavy tissues with heavy needles
Metzenbaum Scissors
Cutting / Dissecting
To cut or dissect fine tissue, commonly used and comes in many lengths
MGH or Lahey Forceps (Massachusetts General Hospital)
Holding / Grasping
Grasping tissues to be excised, common in OB GYN and breast oncology
Parker or Sistrunk Retractor
Exposing / Retracting
Retracing superficial wounds
Pennington Forceps
Holding / Grasping
Grasping tissue, common in intestinal surgery and cesarean sections
*Not to be confused with Duvals!
Pool Suction with Guard
Suctioning / Aspirating
Atraumatic suction, used mostly in abdominal surgery (washing out the abdomen, won't pull on tissue)
Potts Smith Scissors
Cutting / Dissecting
Extending the incision of blood vessels, comes in many degrees
Putti Bone Rasp
Cutting / Dissecting
Smoothing surface of bone
Straight Rankin Hemostatic Clamp
Clamping / Occluding
Occluding vessels or tissues
Rat Tooth Tissue Forceps
Grasping / Holding
To hold heavy to medium tissue, used in wound approximation
Richardson Retractors (Large versions typically referred to as Kelly Retractors)
Exposing / Retracting
To retract wound, comes in many different blade sizes
Ruskin Rongeur
Cutting / Dissecting
Cutting or "biting" bone
Russian Tissue Forceps
Holding / Grasping
Grasping heavy tissue, common in cardio thoracic and OB GYN
Schnidt-Tonsil Hemostat
Clamping / Occluding
Clamping tissue, holding a tonsil sponge, tie on a pass
Sean Retractor
Exposing / Retracing
Retracting skin, common in hand surgery
Sims Curette
Cutting / Dissecting
Scraping endocervical and endometrial tissues
Sims Uterine Sound
Accessory
Depth measurement of intrauterine cavity
Sternal Wire Twister
Suturing
Twisting sternal wires during approximation
Stille-Giertz Rib Shears
Cutting / Dissecting
To incise ribs during a thoracotomy
Toothed Adson Tissue Forceps
Holding / Grasping
To hold skin edges either during initial skin incision or during skin approximation, very common forcep
Vanderbilt (Vandi) Hemostatic clamp
Clamping / Occluding
To clamp medium tissues, tie on a pass
*Not to be confused with a Pean, Vandi's are more delicate!
Volkmann-Rake Retractor
Exposing / Retracting
To expose superficial wounds, comes in sharp and dull
Webster Tube Clamp
Clamping / Occluding
To occlude chest tubes or cardio bypass lines
Weitlaner Retractor
Exposing / Retracting
Exposing superficial wound, comes sharp and dull blades
Wire Scissors
Cutting / Dissecting
Cutting fine wire
Yankauer with Tip
Suctioning / Aspirating
Suctioning blood or other fluids, and smoke plume.