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Surg. Inst. 1-17

Surgical instruments used in medical office

QuestionAnswer
Scalpel Small straight surgical knife used to make incisions without trauma to surrounding structures.
Operating/Mayo Scissors Used to expose vessels, bone, cartilage, and separate layers of tissue.
Bandage Scissors Used to remove bandages and dressing, the blunt probe pointed blade can easily to be inserted under the bandage without injury to the skin.
Standard Thumb Forcep Primarily a dressing forcep, assists in applying and removing dressing.
Standard Tissue Forcep Has teeth, used to grasp tissue, muscle, or skin surrounding a wound.
Plain Splinter Forcep Available with several different designs to grasp foreign bodies embedded in skin or under fingernails.
Tissue Forcep Same use as standard tissue forceps but have ringed handle.
Mosquito Hemostat Straight and curved. used to clamp small blood vessels or hold tissue.
Kelly Hemostat Straight and curved, used to clamp larger vessels to prevent bleeding
Neddle Holder To hold suture needle.
Retractor Manual and spring type, blunt and sharp, used to hold tissue aside to expose operative area.
Sponge Forcep Ringed tip for grasping sponges to absorb excess body fluids during surgery.
Towel Clamp Used to hold drapes in place during surgery.
Heger Uterine Dilator Used to dilate cervix for examination or prior to dilatation and Curettage (D&C).
Uterine Tenaculum Forcep Used to hold tissue (cervix) while obtaining tissue specimen or biopsy.
"Buck" Ear Curette Used to remove matter from ear canals, usually accumulated wax. Made with sharp or blunt scraper ends.
Biopsy Punch For obtaining specimen, usually for the determination of cancer cells.
Created by: charndoug