The Winkelmann Clamp
Also known as Sunnet Clamp
The Winkelmann Clamp is a traditional design that remains popular especially in the Turkish community in Germany. It is the clamp featured in the film Hitan
. Currently manufactured by the Lister Surgical Company of Sialkot, Pakistan, and possibly elsewhere.
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The clamp is used in a similar way to a Gomco clamp, intended to be affixed to the patient only for the duration of the surgery. As with the Gomco device, adult patients and pre-pubertal boys circumcised tightly will need to be sutured after its use. It has one significant advantage over the Gomco: It cannot fall apart during the fitting process.
Its origins remain obscure; possibly attributable to the German urological surgeon Karl Winkelmann (1863-1925) after whom the Winkelmann-Jaboulay operation for hydrocele is named.
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