Amnihook

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Definition

-  Instrument used for amniotomy to artificially rupture membranes (ARM) via vagina during labour

 

Features

-  Long rigid plastic instrument

-  Small sharp hook at end

 

 

 

 

Indications

-  Labour dystocia (poor progression)

-  Labour induction

-  Insertion of fetal scalp electrode

 

Complications

-  Infection: chorioamnionitis

 

 

 

References

 

Pic (hook): 0.tqn.com/d/pregnancy/1/0/u/Z/3/amniohookclose.jpg

Pic (procedure): midwifethinking.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/perforator_large1.jpg