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Hooks, Postmortem

Definition : Hooks designed to temporarily secure tissues or organs by catching and/or pulling them during dissection, excision, and/or to perform other postmortem procedures. These hooks typically consist of sturdy handheld manual stainless steel instruments with a shank slightly bent near the distal end (usually at angles from 135 to 180 degrees) and finished in a blunt or sharp tip. Postmortem hooks are usually supplied with a hammer at the other end of the hook. They are used during postmortem procedures (e.g., for bone cutting).

Entry Terms : "Postmortem Hooks"

UMDC code : 32845

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