New Crochet Infographic about Hooks in Medicine

I received an email this week pointing me to a new infographic put out by @CrochetVids that shows the history of crochet hooks used in medical settings. I thought it was kind of a fun post so I figured I’d go ahead and share it here.

The photo above is a surgical crochet hook called a Crochet Hook Suture Passer and described as “notched at tip to hook looped sutures and pull through tunneled bone”. Eek! Interesting to see how it differs (but is similar to) the crochet hooks that we work with.

crochet in medicine

crochet in medicine

I noticed one thing not mentioned in the infographic is that surgical crochet hooks have also historically been used in abortions.

This infographic is all about how crochet hooks help in surgeries but crochet hooks have also been known to cause injuries – check out some weird crochet injuries here.

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Kathryn

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3 Comments:

  1. Abortions?? Eek.. and I was worried the ureteral stent removal diagram was NSFW!

    BTW I’ve also added a couple more injuries in my comment to your crochet injuries post – crochet hooks should come with a warning sheet!

  2. Abortions? Really? And I ureteral stent removal was disturbing..
    BTW that “crochet hook suture passer” you posted at the top is only used in arthroscopy (the third one in the infographic) – for varicose vein removal and ureteral stent removal procedures doctors actually use the same hooks we use.
    I’ve also added a couple more injuries in my comment to your crochet injuries post – crochet hooks should come with a warning sheet!

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