Pope showed jurors the metal instrument, a Mogen clamp
, which was used when the tip of the child's penis was amputated.
It was now time to use the mogen clamp
The Mogen clamp
, another commonly used device, also is used in traditional Jewish circumcisions.
The surgical techniques used today include the PlastiBell, Gomco clamp, Mogen clamp
, Smart clamp, Tara clamp, Shang Ring, and thermocautery.2,3 The diversity of circumcision techniques is the result of the search for more practical, cheaper, safer, and less complicated methods.
A randomized trial of Mogen clamp
versus Plastibell for neonatal male circumcision in Botswana.
"The Mogen clamp
, unlike other circumcision devices, has a long history of penile amputations," Hoekstra alleges.
(1,10,11) This rate could change according to the preferred approaches, including the classic surgical method, Gomco clamp, Mogen clamp
or Plastibell device.
Despite the fact that the Mogen clamp
"may provide a less painful procedure, compared with the Gomco clamp or the Plastibell method," use of the Mogen clamp
was taught in only 38% of the programs, vs.
After locking the Mogen clamp
, the ObGyn amputated a 9-mm by 8-mm portion of the top of the penis along with the foreskin.
Two of the cases, totaling $18.3 million, were won against Mogen Circumcision Instruments Ltd, makers of the Mogen clamp
. The company has effectively been sued out of business, yet the Mogen clamp
is still one of the most common circumcision devices still being used.
For neonates, the WHO commends the Mogen clamp
method and a local anaesthetic, adding that "a pacifier soaked in sucrose solution has been found to be effective in reducing fussiness in infants."
Pickett used a Miltex Mogen clamp
that removed 85 percent of the top of the boy's penis, according to the suit.