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3. Surgical Instruments

3-23. HEMOSTATS

Hemostats (figure 3-30) are small forceps designed to stop the flow of blood by clamping blood vessels. A hemostat is used for holding material and tissue.

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Figure 3-30. Hemostats.

3-24. NEEDLE HOLDERS

Needle holders (figure 3-31) are forceps resembling straight hemostats. Each jaw has a groove on its inner surface, which is used to hold and manipulate the suture needle during suturing.

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Figure 3-31. Suture needle holder.


David L. Heiserman, Editor

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Revised: June 06, 2015