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).
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 2016
maker
Scanlan International, Inc.
Physical Description
stainless steel (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 2.4 cm x 8.7 cm x 32 cm; 15/16 in x 3 7/16 in x 12 19/32 in
ID Number
2016.0183.03
accession number
2016.0183
catalog number
2016.0183.03
Credit Line
Gift of Scanlan International
subject
Cardiology
Medical Procedure- Surgery
Medicine
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Health & Medicine
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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