Differentiating Surgical Instruments: Surgical instruments Flashcards


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Foerster Sponge Forceps

Alias: sponge stick

Use: To hold Raytec sponge

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Right Angle

Alias: Mixter, Gemini

Use: clamping tissue, grasping ligature around a curve.

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Babcock (short or Long)

Alias: Babcock intestinal forceps

Use: grasping delicate tissue such as Fallopian tube.

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Kelly hemostatic clamp

Alias: none

Use: clamping large blood vessels or tissue.

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Kocher

Alias: ochsner, Rochester-Ochsner

Use: grasping heavy tissue

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Allis (short & long)

Alias: none

Use: grasping organs or tissue during removal.

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Tonsil

Alias: Schnidt, tonsil snap

Use: clamping tissue, holding tonsil sponge or tie.

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Lahey

Alias: lahey Goiter forceps, Lahey thyroid tenaculum

Use: grasping tissue during removal.

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Mayo-Hegar needle holder

Alias: heavy needle holder/ driver

Use: holding heavy suture needles.

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Straight Mayo scissors

Alias: suture scissors

Use: cutting suture, dressings, & drains.

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Curved Mayo scissors

Alias: heavy scissors

Use: cutting/dissecting heavy tissue or muscle.

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Metzenbaum scissors

Alias: Metz

Use: cutting/dissecting delicate tissue.

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Hemostat (straight or curved)

Alias: Crile hemostatic clamp

Use: clamping blood vessels or tissue.

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Non-penetrating towel clip

Alais: Lorna, Edna

Use: securing drapes, suction, cords to drapes

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Penetrating towel clip

Alais: backhaus towel clamp

Use: securing towels, holding/reducing bone fragments.