Surgical Instrument Holders
Definition : Devices designed to hold surgical instruments during operative procedures. These holders typically consist of a metallic structure that permits easy access and removal, either sequential or simultaneous, of one or more surgical instruments during an operative procedure; the holders may be attached to the surgical table and/or to other structures (e.g., surgical retractors). Both flat and curved instruments can be securely held by the holders; most holders can accommodate only a limited range of instrument diameters and curvatures. Surgical instrument holders are intended to facilitate the manipulation of the instruments during a surgical procedure; dedicated holders used for a particular type of device (e.g., knives) and/or procedures (e.g., minimal access surgery) are also available.
Entry Terms : "Instrument Holders, Surgical"
UMDC code : 23700