Definition : Clamps designed to compress anatomic structures and/or to bring together several isolated objects and/or tissue by pressing, fastening, or binding them firmly during surgical procedures. Surgical clamps are typically handheld, manual instruments including two parts pivoted at the center with blunt (i.e., atraumatic) distal ends. Dedicated surgical clamps are used for directly performing operative procedures directly or for holding ancillary devices in orthopedic, gastrointestinal, vascular, and other surgical procedures.
Entry Terms : "Surgical Clamps"
UMDC code : 21195