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What are the risks of the different types of clamps used for circumcisions?

Jennifer S. Singer, MD
Urology
Different types of clamps used for circumcision contain different risks -- but there tends to be no difference in overall complications based on clamp type. There is a higher bleeding risk with a Gomco clamp. There is a higher risk of site injuries and serious complications with the Plastibell clamp. There is a higher injury to the tip of the penis with the Mogen clamp.

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