Obstetric Forceps

Last updated 03.11.12

 

Definition

-  Surgical forceps used in assisted vaginal delivery

 

Features

-  Various lengths & shapes

-  Shape

-  Cephalic curve

-  Pelvic curve

 

Forceps

 

Types

-  Kielands

-  Wrigleys

-  Neville-Barns

 

General Procedure

-  Cervix must be fully dilated on VE

 

 

 

 

References

 

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