Definition : Carriers designed to hold and transport small pieces of cleaning/absorbing materials and/or suturing filaments during surgical procedures. These carriers are typically slender, manual, handheld instruments with a working end appropriate to carry fabric pads (e.g., cotton, gauze) or suturing ligatures and/or wires. Dedicated surgical carriers are used to absorb body fluids and other liquids during surgical (e.g., endoscopic, microsurgical) procedures.
Entry Terms : "Surgical Carriers"
UMDC code : 21401