detorsion rod

detorsion rod

an obstetrical instrument used to assist in the correction of uterine torsion in the cow. It is a meter long rod with a bar handle for applying torque. At the other end is a double prong with an eyelet at the end of each prong. Each of the two presenting limbs is fixed to one of the prongs by rope or chain and the fetus can then be rotated along its long axis by rotating the handle.