September 1976

Use of Disposable Velcro Sleeves on Gastrointestinal Clamps and Forceps

Author Affiliations

From the departments of surgery, Columbus and Montana Deaconess hospitals, Great Falls, Mont.

Arch Surg. 1976;111(9):1038-1039. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1976.01360270110024

• Observed need for an atraumatic manner of holding and occluding stomach and intestine led to the development of a Velcro sleeve applied to various modified gastrointestinal clamps and forceps. The sleeve was found to hold more securely with minimal coaptation than previously used instruments, and to hold more atraumatically with heavy coaptation.

(Arch Surg 111:1038-1039, 1976)