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Mayo stand and back table instruments for Basic operating room surgery setup
Clamping & Occluding
Cutting & Dissecting
Grasping & Holding
Retracting & Exposing
Suturing & Stapling
What to expect during Basic operating room
Navigating through the myriad of operating room instruments can seem like decoding a complex puzzle, especially when the pressure is on to ensure a smooth surgical procedure. This guide will delve into the fundamental instruments that are pivotal across various surgical setups, ensuring you’re always prepared for the task ahead.
1. Clamps: Ensuring a Firm Grip on the Situation
Keep in mind the tissue the surgeon will be handling when choosing your clamps. Hemostats and Kelleys are safe bets when doing open bowel cases. Kochers are good for aggressively pulling tissue up or together. Tonsils are commonly used for spreading deep tissue before using the bovie, as well as passing ties.
2. Cutting Through the Complexity: Reliable Scissors
It’s always safe to have a pair of straight Mayo scissors. Metzenbaums are also very commonly used on tissue. Most open general surgeries require Metz. Curved Mayo scissors are less commonly used, but may be needed if dealing with thicker tissue.
3. Grasping Instruments: Gentle and Precise Handling
Adsons are perfect when handling skin and right below the surface. Once the surgeon has a large incision that is a bit deeper, Rat Tooths/ Toothed pickups will work well. For delicate tissue DeBakeys will be your best bet.
4. Retractors: Maintaining Accessibility and Visibility
Senns are commonly used for small incisions. Army-Navys and Richardson’s are popular for deep tissue. Weitlaners are perfect for when the surgeon needs a self-retaining retractor, maybe when he doesn’t have another helper.
5. Suctioning: Ensuring a Clear Operating Field
Yankauers are better for larger areas, whereas Frazier’s are perfect for tight/ intricate spaces.
6. Suturing: Stitching with Precision
Mayo-hegars are your classic needledrivers that can be used in almost any space in general surgery.
A Table for Quick Reference: 54 Basic Surgical Instruments and Their Paramount Uses
|#||Surgical Instruments||Medical Use|
|1||Scalpel||Executing meticulous incisions and enabling detailed cutting during procedures.|
|2||Forceps||Skillfully seizing, managing, and maneuvering tissues throughout the surgical process.|
|3||Retractor||Maintaining the accessibility of surgical areas by securely holding incisions ajar.|
|4||Scissors||Facilitating the careful shearing of tissues and sutures to maintain surgical precision.|
|5||Needle Holder||Assuring stable holding and accurate positioning of sutures during tissue stitching.|
|6||Tissue Forceps||Safeguarding and managing delicate tissues with attentiveness and precision during surgery.|
|7||Trocar||Establishing essential entry points for performing minimally invasive surgical maneuvers.|
|8||Bone Saw||Navigating through bone structures with controlled cutting during orthopedic surgical actions.|
|9||Rongeur||Extracting bone fragments and unwanted tissue with accuracy, contributing to a clean surgical field.|
|10||Surgical Drill||Creating precise openings in bone structures, facilitating various orthopedic procedures.|
|11||Speculum||Facilitating thorough examinations and unobstructed access within various body cavities.|
|12||Curette||Employing meticulous scraping and gentle removal of tissues, aiding in both diagnosis and treatment.|
|13||Suction Device||Removing blood, fluids, and debris from the surgical field to maintain a clear view and prevent accumulation during procedures.|
|14||Clip Applier||Securing vascular clips adeptly to maintain hemostasis by controlling blood flow in vessels.|
|15||Stapler||Effectuating the closure and secure sealing of tissue incisions during and post-procedure.|
|16||Electrocautery||Achieving meticulous cutting while simultaneously coagulating to manage blood loss and seal vessels.|
|17||Suture||Methodically unifying incisions and facilitating wound healing through strategic stitching.|
|18||Bulldog Clamp||Temporarily halting blood flow with precise occlusion of blood vessels during various procedures.|
|19||Nasal Speculum||Providing detailed examination capabilities within the nasal passages, enabling visual access and procedural functionality.|
|20||Anoscope||Enabling thorough inspection and access within the rectal and anal regions, supporting diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.|
|21||Tenotomy Scissors||Enabling precise severing of tendons with specialized, typically slender and sharp, design for minimally disruptive incisions.|
|22||Biopsy Punch||Acquiring tissue specimens for analytical examination with a straightforward, typically cylindrical cutting approach.|
|23||Rib Spreader||Facilitating access to thoracic structures by cautiously parting the ribcage during surgical procedures.|
|24||Grafting Knife||Skillfully preparing graft materials for transplant, ensuring optimal integrity and viability for successful implantation.|
|25||Retinal Scissors||Executing meticulous cuts in the delicate ocular structures, particularly within the retina, during ophthalmic surgeries.|
|26||Ligature Carrier||Safely positioning and securing ligatures, often to achieve control of blood vessels or other tubular structures during procedures.|
|27||Spinal Needle||Administering spinal anesthesia or extracting fluid, employing a design mindful of the sensitive spinal region.|
|28||Endoscope||Facilitating visualization within internal anatomical structures and cavities, providing crucial insight during diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.|
|29||Gastroscope||Enabling detailed examination of the gastrointestinal passage, particularly the stomach, through visual and occasionally therapeutic means.|
|30||Cannula||Safely introducing or evacuating fluids by providing a passageway, ensuring controlled and precise management during procedures.|
|31||Ophthalmoscope||Conducting thorough inspections of the eye’s interior, offering detailed visual insights into its structure and health.|
|32||Tonsillectomy||Methodically excising the tonsils, utilizing specific tools designed to facilitate the removal while minimizing tissue trauma. (Note: “Tonsillectomy” is a procedure, not an instrument)|
|33||Cystoscope||Probing and visualizing the bladder’s interior, aiding in both diagnostic and, at times, therapeutic urological interventions.|
|34||Bone Clamp||Firmly securing bone fragments, providing stability and alignment to facilitate healing or further surgical intervention.|
|35||Trocar||Enabling fluid drainage or creating access portals, often in minimally invasive procedures, through its piercing design.|
|36||Rib Shear||Decisively cutting through rib structures during thoracic surgeries, ensuring clean and controlled division of the bone.|
|37||Babcock Forceps||Delicately grasping and manipulating fragile tissues, ensuring minimal damage during navigation and intervention.|
|38||Abdominal Retractor||Providing crucial visibility within the abdominal cavity by gently and stably holding incisions open during surgery.|
|39||Vascular Clamp||Temporarily restricting blood flow through vessels during surgical interventions to create a controlled operative field.|
|40||Bronchoscope||Enabling detailed exploration of the bronchial passages, offering visual access and potential for interventional procedures.|
|41||Dermal Curette||Extracting skin lesions with specialized, typically circular, blades designed to scoop out undesirable tissue.|
|42||Catheter||Facilitating fluid management by allowing insertion into body cavities or vessels for drainage or administration of substances.|
|43||Myringotomy Knife||Performing precise incisions in the eardrum to enable drainage and often facilitate pressure equalization.|
|44||Uterine Sound||Gauging the uterine depth and angle, providing crucial information prior to certain gynecological procedures.|
|45||Thoracic Trocar||Implementing chest tube insertion, crucial for managing pleural space conditions and facilitating lung re-expansion.|
|46||Episiotomy Scissors||Facilitating childbirth through creating controlled incisions, designed to expand the vaginal opening.|
|47||Tissue Scissors||Safely and accurately dissecting or dividing delicate tissues while minimizing trauma.|
|48||Vein Stripper||Extracting varicose veins through controlled pulling and removal, aiming to enhance cosmetic and symptomatic outcomes.|
|49||Hernia Clamp||Aiding hernia repair by ensuring tissue positioning and stabilization during surgical intervention.|
|50||Endocervical Curette||Performing gentle scraping of the cervical canal, often to obtain diagnostic samples or perform minor tissue removal.|
|51||Bone Chisel||Articulately shaping or segmenting bones during orthopedic surgeries with a finely crafted, sharp-edged instrument.|
|52||Hemostat||Managing and minimizing intraoperative bleeding by staunchly clamping onto vessels or tissue.|
|53||Suture Passer||Facilitating the navigation of sutures through tissues or predefined structures, often in tight or difficult-to-access spaces.|
|54||Dermatomes||Extracting uniform skin slices, often utilized for grafting purposes, by ensuring consistent thickness and size.|
Bridging Knowledge with Practicality: Ensuring Readiness in the Operating Room
Remembrance and application are two sides of the surgical coin. Whilst familiarizing oneself with surgical tech instruments is pivotal, applying this knowledge in the operating room, aligning with specific surgical requirements, and adapting to the dynamic demands of different surgeries are crucial for optimizing patient outcomes and surgical efficiency.
In the ever-evolving field of surgery, ensuring that you’re adept with the myriad of tools and instruments at your disposal, from the common to the specialized, is quintessential.
Preparing for a surgical procedure extends beyond merely having the right instruments – it involves an intrinsic understanding of their application and limitations. Always consult the specific requirements of a procedure, but having a foundational knowledge of these staple instruments will undeniably give you a head-start.
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