Horizontal hemostat technique - Courtesy ROOTS
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From: "Judy McIntyre"
Sent: Wednesday, August 10, 2005 6:18 AM
Dr. Rivera here showed us to use the hemostat and clamp it onto the
rinn/XCP guide to parallel the occlusion, the patient then holds the
hemostat -- i've found that very helpful, and then of course, aim from
the distal, mesial and right on. if you'd like, i can send a pic of
what i mean - Judy McIntyre
Judy, another question!! can you send us a snap of this hemostat
tehcnique? did dr rivera show the technique on roots???? - Girish
Hello. This is new to me. Could someone share some images captured
via this method. I am very curious to see how they would look.
Thanks. - Larry
This is the horizontal hemostat technique which several of us use here
at UNC as Dr. Rivera has showed it to us here. Pics are attached.
You can see that you clip/clamp the hemostat onto the rinn
(this even works with non-digital aka conventional films) and then place
the hemostat parallel to the occlusal plane (thanks to the gorgeous
Spanish model :) ) and then -- voi-la. Hope this helps.
PS -- this technique has been extremely helpful with tori, gag reflexers,
all small mouths and other scenarios where simply,
the rinn just won't fit -- esp those 2nd and 3rd molars. :) - Judy
So your placing the film on the buccal outside the mouth and placing
the cone on the opposite side of the mouth? - Gregori Kurtzman, DDS,
Yes, but the mouth should be open and or at least that is the way
I do it. I posted pics on the IDF as I remember a couple
years ago. Takes a bit of thought to align the first time. I use
with gaggers on endo. You have to remember the 'dot. will be
reversed- Alan Cady
Do you kick up the kvís doing this as the distance and amount of
tissue is farther away? - Gary
I use my BWX settings. If the patient is quite 'cheeky' and it is
light, then I will on the re take. If you can not get
the mouth open then it will need to be pumped up a bit. T & E
- Alan Cady
Have you ever used the Crawford Analyzer? It is essentially a
hemostat with a Rinn bar attached for taking parallel working
films. It is very nice to get assistants into the working films
very quickly. Schick has holders to clip the sensor and then
the Crawford analyzer/hemostat grabs the sensor holder,
Crawford Film Holder - Matt
This is the horizontal hemostat technique which several of us
use here at UNC as Dr. Rivera has showed it to us here.
Hey....we taught that to Eric when he came to Iowa from UNC!
I know...I was there. Joey D...."The Iowa Horizontal
Joe it is amazing how people reinvent what is old.. Carlos
To clarify, yes, you normally take the hemostat and place it
in the mouth with the hstat parallel to the occlusal plane
and with the sensor inside the mouth on the tooth in question
-- just like normal. However, i could not do so to
illustrate in this case as my (albeit gorgeous) spanish model
was resistant and would not allow such.
I am also posting a #15 calcified molar that I tooth with the
hemostat technique on Tuesday as the patient could not fit
the rinn way back there. (I adjusted both MB and Pal lengths :)
and later found DB).
I am also posting a #19 perf repair follow up after 5 months
-- she had mand tori and would not allow the rinn to get
back there -- too painful. - Enjoy! - Judy