skin hook

skin hook

(skin)
A surgical retractor with one or more sharp, curved pins at its end that holds overlying skin away from an operative field.
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Some skin hook the stinger while others just let it trail free.
The mighty carp was beaten using 15lb Pro Gold mainline, a 25lb Suffix Heavy Skin hook link and a size 8 Korda Wide Gape hook.
The flap was held by the assistant using skin hooks, while dissecting the flap.
For example, forceps can be used in place of skin hooks.
The versatile design of the bright yellow ScrubSafe allows it to be used on one side to contain scalpels, drain trocars, K-wires, Steinman pins, skin hooks, and Cats Paw retractors; special sloping sides guide and capture instruments in a position that allows only safe grasping to occur.