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A Kelly (also known as Kelly forceps, Mosquito and Rochester) is a type of hemostat usually made of stainless steel. They resemble a pair of scissors with the blade replaced by a blunted grip. They also feature a locking mechanism to allow them to act as clamps. Kelly hemostats are distinguished from the crile variety, in part, by their cross-hatched grip pattern, as opposed to a simple system of grooves. Kelly forceps may be floor grade (regular use) and as such not used for surgery. It may also be sterilized and used in operations, in both human and veterinary medicine. They may be either curved or straight. In surgery, they may be used for holding off blood vessels or tissues, as general purpose clamps, or for assorted other purposes. The Kelly's name comes from its original manufacturer. The "Mosquito" variant of the tool is more delicate and have smaller, finer tips. A similar tool is the Carmalt which is heavier and longer.
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