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Clips, Surgical, Wound Closure

Definition : Surgical clips designed for temporary atraumatic approximation of the edges of wounds during surgical procedures. These clips are typically small, usually metal instruments with two blades joined at the midportion or made out of a single alpha-shaped part. They are typically applied manually. Surgical wound clips are mainly used for hemostasis; dedicated devices are available to facilitate placing of suture placement to close wounds.

Entry Terms : "Wound Closure Clips, Surgical" , "Clips, Wound"

UMDC code : 10916

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