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BrownAdson tissue forceps




Ferguson angiotribe forceps














 10 blade
 basic surgery and skin scrapings


 15 blade
 surgeries and small proceedures



What is measured in gages?
needles and wire

How does gage ratings work?
 The bigger the number the smaller the needle.
 The smaller the number the bigger the needle.

27/25/22/20/18/16
common gage sizes

How are sutures rated?
 Ought is in the middle.
 The larger the number the larger the diameter of the suture.
 Diameters smaller than ought will be a number followed by a dash and ought. The larger the first number the smaller the diameter.

How are shaving blades rated?
 The larger the number the closer the shave.
 The smaller the number the more hair that is left.

What is the term for a needle attached to the suture?
swedged

Do dental instruments have to be autoclaved/sterile?
No

< 50/40/30/20/10/0/1/2/3/4 >
Which end has the largest diameter?
Which end has the smallest diameter?
 50 = smallest
 4 = largest

