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Chapter 3: Surgical Instruments

Chapter 3: Table of contents

Basic Surgical Instruments: 

Typical Instruments Found in a Basic Surgical Pack

A variety of surgical instruments available to the veterinary surgeon.  Although this section will review many instruments, several more are available.  A variety of instruments are typically found in a basic surgical pack.  These typically include towel clamps, a scalpel handle (and blade), a needle driver, thumb forceps, suture scissors, tissue cutting scissors and hemostatic forceps (ususally some mosquito forceps, a few crile forceps and maybe some Carmalt forceps).  Such a pack could be used to perform an ovariohysterectomy or to explore and debride a wounds.

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