Scalpel handles used most commonly in small animal surgery
These large convex blades and are designed for linear incisions in skin or other connective tissue
The most common application of this blade would be to initiate an incision into the ureter
Blade used primarily in stab incisions into hollow viscera such as the bladder or intestine
Scalpel handle used in large animal surgery, compatible with #20 blades
Scissors used in delicate tissue only
Scissors used for cutting dense connective tissue (fascia)
Forceps used most commonly in small animal surgery
Atraumatic forceps used in grasping blood vessels or delicate organs such as the bladder or bowel
These forceps are used primarily in grasping skin
Forceps that have longitudinal grooves and are designed for larger pedicles
Medium sized needle holders most commonly used in small animal surgery
Needle drivers similar to Mayo-Hegar but have a scissor mechanism just distal to the box lock
Short fine needle holders that are held in pencil grip fashion allowing suturing of delicate tissues. They are used most commonly in ophthalmologic procedures
Self-retaining abdominal retractor used commonly during exploratory celiotomy
Self-retaining rib retractors used during thoracotomy
Hinged, sharp-tipped, are commonly used to retract muscle and skin during approaches to the spine or long bones
Retractor with one rake-like end and one smooth end These are often used during muscle retraction in orthopedic approaches
These retractors have blunt + right angled ends
Wide, flexible retractor that may be bent to any angle to facilitate retraction; most often used in abdominal surgery to retract friable organs such as the liver
Have an hourglass shape, these retractors are used to lever the tibia cranially during stifle arthrotomy, facilitating evaluation of the menisci
Suction tip protected by a fenestrated cover -preventing inadvertent suction trauma; are used during abdominal procedures
Have a basket shaped tip with multiple holes to allow directed suction, but minimize suction trauma - used in thoracic surgery
Angled metal tube allows very fine control of suction but produces maximal trauma when misused; used during neurosurgery or orthopedic procedures
Suffix for binding
To pierce
To excise or remove
Creation of a stoma or mouth- usually a long term opening
Formed or shaped
Suffix meaning suture

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