Fixed Loop Instruments, Surgical, Endarterectomy
Definition : Fixed loop instruments designed to grip and shear arteriosclerotic deposits from the lumen of an artery wall during surgical procedures. These instruments typically consist of a fixed rigid wire loop attached to a handle which rotates freely to avoid the application of torsion forces to the loops; the shearing action is typically achieved by pulling the loops through the artery. Endarterectomy fixed loop instruments may incorporate a shear force gauge designed to measure and limit the pulling force applied to the loops.
Entry Terms : "Loops, Endarterectomy" , "Endarterectomy Loops"
UMDC code : 12394