Kelly clamp

Kel·ly clamp

a curved hemostat without teeth, introduced for gynecologic surgery.

Kelly clamp

Etymology: Howard A. Kelly, American gynecologist, 1858-1943; AS, clam, to fasten
a curved hemostat without teeth, used primarily for grasping vascular tissue in gynecological procedures.


Howard A., U.S. gynecologist, 1858-1943.
Kelly clamp - a curved hemostat without teeth.
Kelly operation - correction of retroversion of the uterus; correction of urinary stress incontinence.
Kelly placenta forceps
Kelly plication
Kelly rectal speculum
Kelly uterine dilator
Kelly uterine scissors
Kelly uterine tenaculum
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Our solution has been to tighten the loop on the cervix and place a Kelly clamp on the shaft of the loop before switching our instruments from side to side.
Caption: A Kelly clamp placed on the shaft of the SupraLoop keeps the loop from loosening while the instruments are manipulated to visualize the position of the loop on each side.
Our method of SMI is performed using only a #15 blade, Kelly clamp, and a wire-reinforced ETT.
8 x 5-mm gold seed fiducial markers, and a Kelly clamp (Figure 9).
Elevating the top of the vagina with a ring forceps or Kelly clamp to a more physiologically normal position in the office or operating room can determine the role of apical failure in the posterior wall prolapse.
A Kelly clamp is used to reach into the patient's mouth and withdraw the wire transorally.
If the Pipelle does not pass due to a very flexed cervix, use a sterile Kelly clamp to completely bend the Pipelle about an inch from the tip, making a dent.
An incision into the bladder allowed for manual exploration of the foreign bodies in situ, and extraction using Kelly clamps.