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July 17, 1915

COMPRESSION RING FOR HEMOSTASIS

Author Affiliations

Cleveland Associate Surgeon to St. Alexis Hospital

JAMA. 1915;LXV(3):244. doi:10.1001/jama.1915.25810030001017c

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Abstract

The device here illustrated is a time and trouble saver in operations for the removal of small tumors of the scalp, and other localities, under local anesthesia.

One annoying feature that is obviated is the pain caused by application of artery forceps.

This occurs even when the tissues have been so infiltrated that the actual cutting is painless.

The semiflexible ring here shown, made of soft lead or solder, gives a perfectly satisfactory hemostasis without any loss of time, and tends to prevent diffusion and absorption of the local anesthetic used, acting in this connection much like a tourniquet.

The technic of application is simple. The ring should be pressed firmly down with both hands by the assistant after it has been slightly conformed to the surface surrounding the growth that is to be removed. It is especially satisfactory for use on the scalp because of the counterpressure furnished by

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