Perforators, Amniotic Membrane
Definition : Perforators designed to puncture the membrane containing the fetus (i.e., amniotic membrane or amnion). These perforators typically consist of a small device that includes a ring for use around the finger and a pointed distal end to perforate the membrane. Amniotic membrane perforators are available for the right and the left hand; the instruments permit manual examination of the membrane and rupture of the membrane if needed in only one operation. Amniotic membrane rupture may be performed also using long devices with a protected sharp point (i.e., amniotomes), and dedicated forceps or trocars.
UMDC code : -27642