knot-a-Tommy

vocal cord biopsies and sutures & ent knot tying

Mastering laryngeal instruments under a microscope requires steady hands and a lot of practice.

Basic surgical skills such as knot-tying and suturing are important for all otolaryngologists, regardless of subspecialty. Knot tying is no rocket science – all prospective ENT surgeons can learn required knot tying skills by adequate training.

KNOT-a-tommy

Surgical models and phantoms enjoy wide use in medical training. Time spent using phantoms leads to improved confidence and higher success rates.

Knot-a-Tommy is designed for training the basic manual skills needed for laryngeal procedures such as vocal cord biopsies and suturing. In addition,  Knot-a-Tommy is suitable for training nasal sutures and superficial or deep knot tying.

key features

  • Designed by ENT surgeon and clinical teacher with more than 20 years of experience
  • Enables unlimited repetitions for training laryngeal instrumentation & superficial, deep and nasal knot tying
  • Inexpensive: no hidden costs after purchase, based on common silicone hosing

Training vocal cord biopsy with a rubber band.

Training vocal cord biopsy with a silicone hose.

Mastering vocal cord sutures requires a lot of practice. Knot-a-Tommy and ”vocal cords” made from a medical glove enable unlimited numbers of repetitions.