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Surgical Instruments


By Stig Steinfurth, med.student, Christoffer Bing Madsen, med. student, and Magnus Balslev Avnstorp, MD

Allis clamp

Allis clamp is used to grasp tissue that is to be permanently removed. The sharp teeth provide a solide grip but may cause tissue damage

Babcock clamp

Babcock clamps are similare to allison but less traumatic.


Pean is used to clamp blood vessels for haemostasis. Larger Kelly forceps (left) and smaller Curved Rochester pean (right)

Kocher’s forceps

Kocher’s forceps are used to grab and hold tough tissue like fascia

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