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name of surgical tool?

Discussion in 'Surgery and Surgical Subspecialties' started by chitown82, Dec 11, 2008.

  1. chitown82

    chitown82 Senior Member
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    hey everyone,
    i cant think of the name of the instrument but basically they are scissors that when you bring the two ends of the handle together, the other end of the scissors open up (essentially the opposite of a normal scissor). the tool can be used to gently hold open a space. blanking on the name...any help?
     
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  3. benz240

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    Wheatlanders have the same effect (squeeze to open, used for gentle retraction)...not sure why you would want to use a cutting tool to hold something open
     
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    thanks for that. yea, dont want to actually use scissors for it but i couldnt think of how else to describe it. do you know a small-ish sized retractor with blunt ends? the tool would be perfect for a research experiment im doing. not looking to do any surgeries here :)
     
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  8. Common misunderstanding. :)
     
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    thanks everyone!
    the gelpi looks like it would be perfect except i need a blunt (not sharp) tip. basically im trying to keep a small vessel open and i dont want to puncture the walls
    anyone know of something similar to the gelpi but with a blunt tip?
     
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    Dr. Robert Rey, MD.
     
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    A blunt surgical tool indeed! :laugh:
     
  13. You're trying to use a retractor to hold a blood vessel open? :confused: :eek:

    Usually we use DeBakeys, Geralds, or a stay suture (e.g. 5-0 or 6-0 Prolene) for this.
     

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