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Instruments 1-17

Scalpel small straight surgical knife used to make incisions without trauma to surrounding, reusable and disposable types available
Operating/Mayo Scissor Used to expose vessels, bone, cartilage, and separate layers of tissue. a. blunt-blunt b.sharp-sharp c.blunt-sharp d.straight e.curved
Lister bandage scissor Used to remove bandages and dressing, the blunt probe pointed blade can easily 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
Allis tissue forcep Same use as standard tissue forceps but have ringed handle
Mosquito hemostat Straight and curver, 4"small, 5" medium size, used to clamp small blood vessels or hold tissue
Kelly hemostat Straight and curved, 6" to 7" in size, used to clamp larger vessels to prevent bleeding
Needle holder to hold suture needle. Available 4-7" in size
Retractor Manual and spring type, blunt and sharp, used to hold tissue aside to exporse operative area
Sponge forcep Ringed tip for grasping sponges to absorb excess body fluids during surgery
Towel clamp Used to hold drapes in place in place during surgery. Various sizes from 3-61/2"
Heger uterine dilator Used to dilate cervix for examination or prior to dilation and currettage
Uterine tenaculum forcep Used to hold tissue 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: lecopple1