Decapitating Hooks

Decapitating Hooks

Decapitating Hooks

Obstetric Decapitating hooks are specialized obstetric instruments used in destructive procedures to perform craniotomy and remove the still birth during obstructed labor. It is an umbrella like hook composed of a bulbed hook which is attached to a handle via a shaft of 31-cm.

Braun Decapitating Hook

Decapitating Hooks

Braun Decapitating Hook

Smellie Decapitating Hook

Decapitating Hooks

Smellie Decapitating Hook

the inner curve of the hook is serrated to grip the fetus and remove it whole or in parts. These hooks are used to save a mother’s life by relieving vaginal obstruction and expediting the delivery of the stillbirth. The decapitating hook is inserted through the vagina and hooked onto a fetal part, while traction on the sturdy handle removes the fetus through the birth canal of the mother. The Surtex instruments decapitating hooks are available in different styles including the Braun decapitating hook with a bulbed hook at one end to pull the stillbirth through the vaginal canal and the commonly used Smellie decapitating hook, which is equipped with a hook on both ends to optimize traction at different angles for fetal removal.