Chitwood DeBakey Clamp

Description (Brief)
The Thoracoscopic Chitwood DeBakey Clamp was developed around 1996 for the repair and replacement of diseased heart valves using minimally invasive surgical procedures. It has a dual pivot point with a sliding shaft and traditional ring-style handles. This instrument can be used for both video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) and Minimally invasive surgery (MIS).
Currently not on view
Object Name
surgical instrument
date made
ca 2016
Scanlan International, Inc.
Physical Description
stainless steel (overall material)
overall: 2.4 cm x 8.7 cm x 32 cm; 15/16 in x 3 7/16 in x 12 19/32 in
Place Made
United States: Minnesota, Saint Paul
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Medical Procedure- Surgery
Health & Medicine
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Scanlan International

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