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This instrument carries a no. 16 wire. The loop is drawn through a slot rather than through a tube, and the ends of the wire are laced around posts sufficient in number to hold the wire securely.
It has no steel ring. The tonsil is dislocated with the wire loop. Number 16 wire is stiff enough to do the work, and the small diameter of the wire, as compared with the diameter of the steel ring, makes it easier to get under and behind the tonsil, and between the tonsil and the constrictor muscle, and also easier to hold the tonsil in the desired position.
With the end of the index finger in the position shown at X, the slide and the attached wire loop cannot move or slip. When the tonsil has been put through the loop, backward movement of the slide and loop is effected by raising
SMITH US. TONSILLECTOMY WITH A SIMPLE SNARE; SLUDER TECHNIC; MINIMUM HEMORRHAGE. Arch Otolaryngol. 1932;16(1):92. doi:10.1001/archotol.1932.00630040099012
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