Hemorrhage of any degree following tonsillectomy is disconcerting to both the patient and the physician. In spite of astringents and ordinary measures, occasionally a local or general anesthetic must be used, and suturing must be employed. An ordinary skin clip properly placed without using an anesthetic, will save considerable time and trouble and can easily be removed in from twenty-four to thirty-six hours with an ordinary hemostat.
Instrument to control hemorrhage
With the instrument illustrated, a skin clip can be used with ease, and best of all with little danger of losing the clip in either the bronchus or the esophagus. The ends of the instrument hold the clip, together with the spring tesion, in a manner that prevents loss of grip on the clip until the operator compresses the same.
The instrument may be obtained from Pilling and Sons Company. Philadelphia.