Clamping & Occluding
Cutting & Dissecting
Grasping & Holding
Retracting & Exposing
For orthopedic trauma, I start off with basic dissection instruments such as Freer/Cobb elevators, Metz scissors, Adson/Rat-tooth forceps, a mix of self-retaining and manual retractors, and small rongeurs.
After the dissection, I will bring up bone clamps and k-wires (drill loaded with wire collet) for reduction prior to fixation.
Use bone wax on screwdriver to secure screws.