Clamps, Surgical, Vascular, Artery, Spring/Cross Action, Microsurgery
Definition : Vascular surgical (i.e., bulldog) clamps designed for the atraumatic compression of an artery to arrest or prevent hemorrhage during microsurgical procedures. These clamps are typically handheld, manual instruments with two metallic parts that are conformed at the distal end as tiny, straight or curved blades and at the proximal end as flat handles (for easy manipulation with the thumb and fingers), connected by a locking spring; the two parts are joined by a swivel pin at the center. Some microsurgical spring clamps have a cross-action mechanism instead of a spring and a swivel pin. Dedicated microsurgery spring artery clamps are available in a variety of shapes and sizes appropriate for specific blood vessels (e.g., carotid, coronary artery, intracranial).
Entry Terms : "Bulldog Microsurgery Clamps" , "Microsurgery Clamps"
UMDC code : 21234