General Surgery Instruments- Forceps

General Surgery Instruments- ForcepsCreated OnApril 13, 2020Last Updated OnApril 16, 2020byadmin You are here: Main Surgical Instruments General Surgery Instruments- Forceps < All Topics Table of Contents General Surgery Instruments- ForcepsSponge Holding Forceps Features: Serrated jaws uses Hold gauze or sponge to Clean operation areas Swab the cavities Mop the oozing areas Allis Tissue Forceps Features: Has multiple serration (sharp teeth) to hold and grasp heavy tissue Able to access internal organs and structures with minimal damage to the overlying tissues Provide locking and non-locking options Uses: Grasp tough structures like skin, fascia, aponeurosis, connective tissues sheet Babcock’s Forceps Features: Has curve ends and fenestrated Has no serration Uses: Hold tubular structure, eg: Appendix, Fallopian tubes, Intestine, Ureter. Kocher’s Forceps Features: With tooth and transverse serrations Can be straight or curved Uses: Grasp heavy tissue (eg: Palm, sole, scalp) To hold meniscus during menisectomy Can be used as a clamp Clamp the vessels for hemostasis To clamp umbilical cord Mosquito Artery Forceps Features: Can be curved or straight Fully serrated jaws Has finer tips as compared to Kelly forceps Uses: For hemostasis and clamping small delicate bleeders For grasping fine tissue Usually used in infants or children Kelly Forceps Features: Locking mechanism Uses: For grasping tissue and clamping larger vessels Artery forceps (also known as Spencer wells hemostatic forceps, vascular forceps) Features: Has different sizes and shapes, transverse serration full length Uses: To achieve hemostasis To clamp vessels Plain dissecting forceps (also known as DeBakey Forceps ) Features: Non-locking Contains a grasping surface which may or may not have teeth Uses: To hold delicate structures (eg: visceral organ, peritoneum, vessels, bowel, nerves, tendons etc) during dissection and suturing To gently move tissues out of the way during exploratory surgery To insert packings into or remove objects from deep cavity To hold blood vessels and nerves while dissecting Toothed Forceps (also known as locking forceps) Features: Has tooth as compare to plain holding forceps Uses: To hold skin and tough structures (eg: skin, fascia, aponeurosis), less chance of slipping Adson Forceps Features: Two types: toothed and non-toothed Wide and flat thumb grasp which is commonly serrated Fine Tipped Toothed Adson Forceps Uses: Used to grasp soft tissue and suturing of skin (eg: suturing during circumcision) Adson Non-Toothed forceps Uses: To hold delicate  structures Right-angled hemostatic forceps (also known as Lahey’s Forceps) Features: Right-angled Longitudinal serrations with cross-serrated tips Uses: For hemostasis For hooking of tubular structures like cystic artery or cystic duct etc To pass ligatures around nerves or tendons before division Intestinal clamp forceps – Non-crushing Has vertical serrations Uses: Used to occlude the lumen at the antimesenteric border away from the blood supply Used during cut, resection and anastomosis Towel clip forceps Uses: To hold towel in place To add weight to drapes and towels as to ensure they stay in place To secure sure suction lines, electro cautery cables, and power equipment lines Cord holding forceps Uses: Used during hernia operation to hold the spermatic cord For retraction of spermatic cord Cheatle forceps Features: No lock Heavy metallic with curved blade Inner surface of the blades are serrated Uses: Used to remove sterilised instruments from boilers and formalin cabinets Listers sinus forceps Features: No lock Prevent permanent damage to neurovascular bundle Uses: Used for incision and drainage of abscess by Hiltons method Lahey traction forceps Uses: Grab fibrous tissue Lane Tissue Forceps Uses: Holding tough tissue such as cartilage and fascia Morrison’s Forceps Uses: Heavier toothed forceps used on tough tissues such as fascia or skin Penningston Forceps Grasping tissue especially during intestinal or rectal surgery and cesarean section

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