Surgical Forceps

Last updated 08.03.13

 

Index

 

Definition

-  Surgical instruments for holding & manipulating tissues with minimal trauma

-  Grasping instruments

 

Features

-  Thumb Forceps (paired sprung leaves)

-  Ratcheted ring-handled forceps

-  Toothed: hold tough tissue (skin, fascia..)

-  Non-Toothed: delicate tissue (bowel, dressing gauze..)

 

Types

-  Needle holders

-  Grasp needle 2/3 from needle point

-  Right angle or obliquely away

-  Rotate rather than push needle through tissue

-  Grips

-  Scissor Grip

-   Easy opening & closing

-   Reduced manouverability

-  Screw-driwer Grip (Palming)

-   Allows more rotation

-   Opening & closing with thenar eminence & fingers

-  DeBakeys = atraumatic, long tissue forceps

-  Adson forceps

-  Babcock forceps

-  Gillies = toothed

-  Babcock = non-toothed, ratcheted

-  Rampleys

-  Green Armytage

-  Littlewood

-  Obstetric

-  Kielands

-  Wrigleys

-  Neville-Barns