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Halstead mosquito forceps

Taller than Hartman (bigger)

HAS GROOVES ALONG THE ENTIRE LENGTH

Clamp small vessels (occlude/crush/hold firmly in place)

Usually smaller than Kelly

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Hartman mosquito forceps

Clamp or occlude small capillaries that have been cut or are about to be cut.

Has grooves along the entire length

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Crile forceps

Occlude small vessels like small uterine horns, or small to medium vessels.

Has grooves along the entire length

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Kelly forceps

Occlude small to medium sized vessels

ONLY HAS TRANSVERSE GROOVES ON DISTAL HALF

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Rochester carmalt forceps

A combination of transverse and longitudinal

Clamp large tissue bundles that contain blood vessels.

Occlude blood flow when perpendicular to vessel.

Has longitudinal and transverse grooves at the distal tip.

Often found in spay packs, crush ovarian pedicles or uterus

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Rochester-Pean Forceps

Clamp blood vessels or control large tissue bundles.

Only has transverse grooves along the entire length

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Ferguson Angiotribe Forceps

Crush powerfully and create a fold in tissues.

Common in spay packs, can be applied to uterine horns and spermatic cord

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Allis tissue forceps

Hold with maximal power, causes tissue trauma.

Only the tips come into contact and interlock.

Not good on friable tissue

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Adson tissue forceps

Pick up, hold and maneuver delicate tissue.

Doesn't have a lot of surface area, just the tip grabs it

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Brown-Adson tissue forceps

Pick up, hold and maneuver delicate tissue.

Has alligator teeth, more teeth and larger surface area than Adson.

Used to suture skin, muscle layer, fascia.

Used in spays/neuters a lot

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Tissue forceps (rat-tooth)

Grasp skin and other dense tissues so as to place sutures.

Can cause extensive damage to delicate tissues.

Has teeth at the end, more so than Addison. The teeth interdigitate

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Babcock intestinal forceps

Grasp delicate tissue, such as intestines or uterus, without crushing or traumatizing it.

Has no teeth

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Doyen intestinal forceps

Used to occlude and hold intestine.

Really long and thin, space even when closed, used a lot in foreign body procedures.

Has longitudinal grooves along the length

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Backhaus towel forceps

Secure the drapes to a patient's skin by creating a small puncture

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Roeder towel clamp

Roller 

Used for fixing drapes into skin of patient.

Has two balls on the end to prevent it from going too deep into the tissue

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Jones towel forceps

Used to secure towels and surgical draping during procedure.

Have to force them open, more commonly used in delicate tissues, such as ophthalmology

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Lorna towel clamp

Secure drapes to a patient or items to a surgical field *without puncturing the skin or instruments. Can be used for delicate wires, attach suction tubes to drapes*

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Olsen-Hegar Needle Holder

Drive suture thru tissue that needs it, also helps in tying and cutting sutures. Tip has criss cross, more texture, good SA to grab needle. Has scissor blade behind jaw

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Mayo-Hegar Needle Holder

Same as Olsen-Hegar, just no scissor blade. Used to drive suture thru tissue and helps in tying

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Mayo Scissors

Used in blunt dissection, and used to cut thru bulky connective tissue

Mayo makes you fat

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Metzenbaum Scissors

Blunt dissection, cut thru soft tissue

Really long and thin, very delicate blades (not for cutting sutures)

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Lister Bandage Scissors

Remove bandages and other dressings. One blade ends in blunt triangle designed to push skin out of the way and avoid cutting the skin

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Spencer Delicate Suture Scissors

Remove suture from an incision line. One tine ends in a sharp curve, designed to slip under the suture tie

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Littauer Suture Scissors

Same as Spencer, but with thicker blades. Choice depends on what type of suture you're trying to remove

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Senn Rake Retractor

Hold open wound or incision so surgeon can visualize underlying tissues. Hand-held

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Army-Navy Retractor (or U.S. Army Retractor)

Hand-held, used to hold open wound or incision so surgeon can visualize tissues. Not great, both sides are blunt

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Weitlaner Retractor (there's no D!)

used to maintain muscle retraction during orthopedic sx. Self-retaining. Some use in neuro

There's a W at the end of one of the blades :-)

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Gelpi Retractor

Maintain wound exposure during orthopedic and neuro sx. Self-retaining

Kind of looks like bull horns? A G shape?

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Balfour Retractor

Holds abdominal wall open during sx. Self-retaining

Looks like a medieval torture device. Or some kind of sex saddle 

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Bone curette

Like a melon baller

Used to scrape out cancellous bone from the medullary cavity so as to perform bone grafts or to scrape osteochondrosis dessicans (OCD) lesions

Common in fx repairs