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Fixed Loop Instruments

Definition : Manual handheld instruments that consist of a metallic wire or plastic fixed loop at the distal end and that are designed to manipulate small objects, substances, or tissues. Fixed loop instruments may be used for surgical procedures (e.g., ophthalmic), clinical laboratory procedures (bacterial inoculation of culture media), or other procedures (e.g., hard cerumen extraction) requiring fine manipulation using a solid loop.

Entry Terms : "Loops"

UMDC code : 25131


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