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Tongs, Skull

Definition : Tongs designed to perform traction on the cervical spine by applying an upward force to the skull that causes a hyperextension of the head and neck. These devices are typically a two-arm pivoted instrument that is attached to the skull using pins (either partially implanted or not); the proximal end includes a mechanism (e.g., an adjustable threaded bolt and nut) for the application of the traction force. Some devices include straps that allow the connection of the tong to an external traction unit that usually includes a cable, a pulley, and a set of weights. Skull traction tongs are used in orthopedic surgery procedures for fractured spines; tongs attached to external traction units are used in the management and/or treatment of cervical spinal column damages (e.g., to avoid further spinal cord injury) caused by trauma (e.g., fractures) or diseases.

UMDC code : 14064

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AliMed Inc

Company Type: Parent

AliMed is an American manufacturing company and supplier of high quality products — everything from pre-formed orthoses, alarms for fall management, cushions, diagnostic imaging and operating room accessories, orthopedic rehabilitation equipment, ergonomic workplace solutions and emergency preparedness.

Boss Instruments Ltd

Company Type: Parent

BOSS Instruments, Ltd. is a surgical instrument company which concentrates on the manufacture and continual development of specialty lines of instruments in the following areas: Ear, Nose, and Throat, General Surgery, Laparoscopy, Neurosurgery, Obstetric/Gynecology, Ophthalmic, Orthopedic, Plastic, Table Mounted Retractors, Vascular/Cardiovascular, and Bariatric.

Sklar Corp

Company Type: Parent

Sklar Instruments is a leading provider of quality surgical instruments to doctors, hospitals and health service agencies worldwide. Our product line includes more than 10,000 patterns of precision-crafted, stainless steel surgical instruments for the OB/GYN, orthopedic, dental, ENT, cardiovascular, endoscopic, dermatology and veterinary markets. We also carry an impressive line of sterile disposable instruments, procedure trays and supplies as well as polishes, lubricants and disinfectants for superior instrument care.

Zimmer Inc

Company Type: Parent

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