Hemostat, Mosquito, & Other Clamps

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A hemostat is used to clamp blood vessels or tag sutures.  Its jaws may be straight or curved.  Other names: crile, snap or stat.

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A mosquito is used to clamp small blood vessels.  Its jaws may be straight or curved.

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A Kelly is used to clamp larger vessels and tissue.   Available in short and long sizes.  Other names: Rochester Pean.

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A burlisher is used to clamp deep blood vessels.   Burlishers have two closed finger rings.  Burlishers with an open finger ring are called tonsil hemostats.  Other names: Schnidt tonsil forcep, Adson forcep.

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A right angle is used to clamp hard-to-reach vessels and to place sutures behind or around a vessel.  A right angle with a suture attached is called a "tie on a passer."  Other names: Mixter.

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A hemoclip applier with hemoclips applies metal clips onto blood vessels and ducts which will remain occluded.

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hemoclip applier with hemoclips

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Last updated 03/26/09.
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