A Mogen clamp is a metal, hinge-shaped device used during
circumcision. The Mogen clamp does not require a cut
in the foreskin before its placement.
During a circumcision using a Mogen clamp, the baby's foreskin is
pulled forward through the hinge of the clamp. The clamp is closed and locked
in place for about 90 seconds, crushing the foreskin to decrease bleeding. The
foreskin is removed surgically and the clamp taken off.
The Mogen clamp:
Takes less time than the other methods of
circumcision, such as the Plastibell device and Gomco clamp.
least likely to lead to infection, excessive bleeding, and/or swelling.
Fewer doctors are familiar and comfortable with
its use than with the other procedures.
There is greater potential
for accidentally removing the tip of the penis (glans).
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerAdam Husney, MD - Family Medicine Andrew Swan, MD, CCFP, FCFP - Family Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerJohn Pope, MD - Pediatrics Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine