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Clamps, Surgical, Strap Muscle

Definition : Surgical clamps designed to grasp and/or compress the muscles of the neck, particularly those of the thyroid cartilage and hyoid bone. These clamps are typically handheld, manual instruments including two parts pivoted at the center with a distal blade that includes teeth, another blade with a coupling longitudinal serration, and a handle with a ratchet mechanism. Strap muscle clamps are used in conjunction with a thyroid dissector for division of the thyroid muscles during thyroidectomy.

Entry Terms : "Strap Muscle Clamps, Surgical"

UMDC code : 21221

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