Definition : Passers designed to manipulate ligatures through or around tissues during surgical procedures. These passers are typically manual, handheld, flexible or rigid, slender instruments with an operating end to hold the ligature and a proximal end with a handle appropriate to manipulate the ligature. Dedicated ligature passers are available in a variety of shapes (e.g., rods, scissors-like) and sizes to pass ligatures around particular anatomic structures (e.g., bone, vasculature).
Entry Terms : "Ligature Carriers" , "Ligature Passers"
UMDC code : 21410