A. Payr’s intestinal clamp.
B. Cholecystectomy clamps.
C. Non-crushing clamp for intestine.
The surgical instrument shown in the picture above represents Payr’s intestinal clamp.
The clamp is named after Erwin Payr who was Austrian-German surgeon. This is a lever-action clamp which is also known as Payr’s Intestinal Crushing Clamp because of its ability to crush the intestine. The clamp has four joints, the three joints in proximity are for the handles and they operate the distal joint. The jaws are attached to the fourth distal joint. When the handles are approximated they result in firm closure without the fear of the handles springing apart. The jaw may or may not have pins. The presence of pins enhances the gripping ability of the clamp.