Accession Number : AD0163695

Title :   Surgical Clamp.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Doty,Donald B. ; Kugler,Heinz W.

Report Date : 06 JUN 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : A patent of a surgical clamp for application directly to the liver parenchyma is described. It includes a rigid elongated base member for supporting two flexible foam rubber covered blades and a means for the independent adjustment of each blade. A handle is attached to one end of the clamp base for the convenience of the operator in positioning the clamp and manipulating the liver for better exposure. When properly positioned one blade is bent through tension to conform to the shape of the superior surface of the liver, and the other blade is arched through compression against the inferior surface of the liver to achieve tight compression through blade cooperation.

Descriptors :   (*SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS, *PATENTS), SURGERY, LIVER

Subject Categories : Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE