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IMPROVED NONCRUSHING CLAMP FOR USE IN GASTROENTEROLOGICAL OPERATIONS

William F. Rienhoff, M.D.
JAMA. 1956;160(13):1136-1137. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02960480036008c.
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In spite of the fact that there are many clamps available today that may be employed in surgical procedures on the stomach, small intestine, and large intestine, it is felt that the clamp described herein, a modification of some of its predecessors, is an improvement. It has been found to be most satisfactory, particularly in operations upon the stomach.

Some years ago an attempt was made to devise a clamp to be used on the stomach that would deliver an even pressure throughout the blade, eliminating the scissors-like action of most of the clamps in use. In the latter type, the blade near the handle received the greatest amount of pressure, whereas the tip of the clamp received the least. This often allowed the viscus to slip out unless additional support was given to the tip by some form of a supplementary adaptor placed on the ends of the clamp.

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