Hemostats and Forceps

CHAPTER 14 Hemostats and Forceps

Hemostatic forceps, also known as hemostats and clamps, are generally used to grasp blood vessels or to clamp and hold tissue or vessels. The instruments vary in length from 3 to 9 inches and have grooved jaws that give them holding and crushing power. The grooves on most hemostats traverse the length of the jaws, a few have grooves running longitudinally, and a few have a combination of grooves. Each is equipped with a ratchet or box lock that allows the instrument to be locked and left in place. All hemostats are available with either straight or curved jaws. The selection of size is determined by the size of the blood vessel or tissue bundle to be clamped.

Jul 8, 2016 | Posted by in EQUINE MEDICINE | Comments Off on Hemostats and Forceps
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