Tools of the TradeAugust 26, 2021
Amazing case the other day…we had brand new micro instruments. When you are sewing with suture thinner than a human hair and vessels that are 1-2 mm wide, it makes such a difference to have well cared for instruments. Thank you to all of the scrub techs and instrument processors who are critical players both in the OR and behind the scenes!
What are each used for?
Jeweler forceps-for picking up tissue
Needle driver-holds the needle while we work
Clamps-prevent bleeding while we are connecting vessels
Bipolar-for dissecting and cauterizing blood vessels
Background-color makes it easier to see while we work
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