Wire Crimpers, Surgical, Orthopedic
Definition : Surgical wire crimpers designed for bending or tightening metallic wires to bones during orthopedic procedures. These crimpers are typically a forceps-like handheld instrument with appropriate size and conformed jaws to manipulate wires; they frequently include attached pins protruding from the jaws to roll the wire. Orthopedic surgery wire crimpers are used mainly in procedures intended to fix bones in open fractures of long bones; they are also used as an aid in orthopedic cerclage procedures.
Entry Terms : "Orthopedic Wire Crimpers, Surgical" , "Appliers, Orthopedic Cerclage"
UMDC code : 21892