Forceps are a type of surgical instrument which is hinged and can hold or grasp objects. The name forceps is used extensively and only in the medical terms otherwise in usual language the forceps are called as tongs, tweezers, and clamps.
Serrated or toothed forceps are designed in such a way that they can grasp the tissue properly. The jaws of the forceps have serrations or teeth like design inside which has an anti-slip property due to which it can securely hold a tissue. Typically these forceps help manipulate and minimize the damage to the biological tissues. Due to these serrations, less pressure is required to maintain a firm grip.
Benefits of Toothed Forceps:
2. Easily pick and hold objects and tissue.
3. Most ideal when using sterilized objects.
4. Can be sterilized using an autoclave.
5. Some forceps can be disposable as well.
Uses of Toothed Forceps:
1. Grasp small sterile objects.
2. In surgical procedures.
3. In the laboratory.
4. It is also used to hold tissue.
5. Also used for vaginal delivery.
6. Removal of sutures.
7. In dental procedures.
Make of Toothed Forceps:
Surgical forceps are generally made of carbon steel which of a very high grade and also ensures whether the forceps can resist repetitive sterilization in high-temperature autoclaves. Some others are made of high-quality stainless steel and vanadium alloys. Forceps that are disposable are made out of plastic.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What are forceps used for in a surgery?
Forceps are used in surgery for grasping tissues, handling sterile dressings, and also picking up fine tissue and suture material.
2. What are Kelly forceps?
Kelly hemostatic forceps are primarily used for clamping large blood vessels or heavy tissues. They are available in straight and curved ratcheted finger ring handle.
3. What is sponge forceps used for?
The sponge forceps are used during surgical operation to hold the gauze squares which absorb excess fluid and blood from the operation site.
4. What is a Vulsellum forcep?
A Vulsellum (also called as Vulsella) is a pair of surgical forceps which has a hook at the tip of each blade and is often used in obstetrics and gynaecology procedures.
Where to buy it?
Toothed Forceps are available in Hyderabad at:
TrueCare Surgicals (Store 1)
Address: H.No 1-100, G2, Hitech City main road, Opposite Indian Oil Petrol Pump, Madhapur, Hyderabad, Telangana 500081.
TrueCare Surgicals (Store 2)
Address: Nizampet X road, Near Sri Holistic Hospital, Behind Vasireddy Swagruha Foods, Kukatpally, Hyderabad, Telangana 500072.