ApplicationNo. 07/164447 filed on 03/04/1988
US Classes:606/120, Umbilical clamp606/174Shear type (e.g., scissors, etc.)
ExaminersPrimary: Thaler, Michael H.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassesA61B 17/32 (20060101)
A61B 17/128 (20060101)
A61B 17/12 (20060101)
AbstractAn umbilical cord cutting and clamping device simultaneously severs an umbilical cord to form a maternal cord end and fetal cord end and releasably clamps the maternal cord end. A separate fetal cord end clip mounted in the device simultaneously secures the fetal cord end. The fetal cord end clamp is ejected automatically from the device after the fetal cord end has been clipped. The device provides a more uniform application of clamping force to the umbilical cord than scissors-like devices thereby reducing undesirable hemorrhaging from the clamped cord ends. The device can be used to clamp securely umbilical cords having a large variation in diameter.