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Clamps etc

Surgery I

Hemostat types Crile (Mosquito), Halstead, Kelly, Tonsil, Mixter (Right Angle)
Grasping clamp types Allis, Babcock, Kocher, Sponge stick, Towel clips
Forceps types Adson, Debakey, Ring, Bayonet
Hemostats: purpose closes severed ends of bleeding vessels with minimal tissue damage
Hemostats: Crile (Mosquito) short, fine curved clamp for superficial vessels.
Hemostats: Halstead short, straight tipped clamp slightly longer and heavier than a Crile; for superficial vessels, also used to “tag” suture
Hemostats: Kelly heavier curved clamp, varies in length and used as a general all-purpose clamp
Hemostats: Tonsil fine curved tip clamp medium in length, most commonly used clamp for hemostasis
Hemostats: Mixter (Right Angle) clamp with a right angled tip and medium in length; to pass suture around an uncut vessel
Purpose of clamps hold tissue and surgical material
Grasping Clamps: purpose holds tissue for retraction
Grasping Clamps: Allis multiple short teeth that do not damage tissue in its grasp; for use on delicate tissue.
Grasping Clamps: Babcock curved; fenestrated blades without teeth used to grip or enclose delicate structure such as intestines, ureters, and fallopian tubes.
Grasping Clamps: Kocher has a single heavy toothed tip for grasping tough tissue (i.e. fascia, bone, muscle)
Grasping Clamps: Sponge Stick ring shaped jaws used to hold sponges (generally prep sponges or stick sponges) and delicate tissue (i.e. lung).
Grasping Clamps: Towel Clips sharp, needle-like curved tips used to secure drapes or to hold tissue (i.e. bone)
Forceps: purpose to grasp or pickup tissue; available either with teeth to hold thicker slippery tissue or without teeth to hold delicate tissue with minimal tissue damage.
Forceps: Adson single toothed fine short forceps used to hold skin; 3/4s heavier slightly longer multiple toothed forceps used to hold thicker tissue (i.e. muscle, fascia).
Forceps: Debakey nontoothed forcep which varies in length and is the general all purpose tissue forcep (not to be used on skin).
Forceps: Ring ring-shaped tips used to handle large delicate structures that might be punctured when using pointed forceps.
Forceps: Bayonet angled forcep used commonly in neurosurgery for better visualization; AKA cautery forceps when used as an extension of the cautery on deep structures.
Name 4 four types of suction instruments Yankauer (Chest, Tonsil); Baby Chest; Frazier (Abdominal); Poole (Neuro)
The most commonly used suction Yankauer (Chest, Tonsil)
Baby Chest suction = similar to Yankauer except that the shaft is thinner and the holes smaller
Frazier (Abdominal) suction = straight suction with multiple holes for rapid suctioning
Poole (Neuro) suction = right angled suction varying in shaft length and width
Created by: Abarnard