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William Stewart, U.S. surgeon, 1852-1922. See: Halsted law, Halsted operation, Halsted suture.


pertaining to William Halsted, an American surgeon of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Halsted mosquito forceps
popular, fine-pointed, ratcheted hemostats used to crush very small vessels.
Halsted suture pattern
an interrupted suture pattern most useful in the suturing of friable tissues. The needle is passed in and out of the skin on one side of the incision, then across the incision and the suture is repeated on the other side. A pass is made at right angles to the suture and then a repeat of the stitch made back acoss the incision and the two ends tied.
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Halsted suture pattern. By permission from Slatter D, Textbook of Small Animal Surgery, Saunders, 2002