Forceps for Every Type of Surgery or Medical Procedure
From surgery to wire twisting, there are forceps specifically designed to assist medical professionals with performing specific procedures with accuracy and safety. The specially designed hand held pincers or tweezers function like an extended or third hand, depending on the type of medical procedure. Surgical forceps and biopsy forceps are used in most medical facilities, including hospitals, clinics, emergicare facilities, physician offices and nursing homes or long-term care facilities.
Forceps serve a number of purposes, including pinching or moving tissue for a better view during a procedure; blood vessel compression to stop bleeding; extracting human tissue or foreign objects in the body that include sponges, splinters and other materials; cutting bone; and applying or removing sterile gauze or bandages. There are also forceps designed to perform specific medical related tasks like wire twisting.
The variety of forceps available today reflect the need for instruments able to assist surgeons, nurses and other healthcare professionals with precision during specific types of procedures. Surgical forceps include items like vascular tissue forceps, bone cutting forceps, biopsy forceps, gall bladder forceps, hysterectomy forceps and intestinal forceps, to name a few. There are forceps designed for major or micro surgery. Specific-use forceps are also used for to perform tasks like removing objects from the ear, assisting with the delivery of a fetus, clamping a blood vessel to prevent bleeding, suturing and handling sterile materials.
High quality surgical forceps are stainless steel instruments that are made with different designs and in a variety of sizes. Some are locking forceps that can remain in place in order to free up the hands of the physician during a procedure. The forceps category includes forceps that open and close like tongs, tweezers and curettes for scraping tissue. Forceps also have different shapes and blade angles to enable medical personnel to better access different areas of the body. They include straight and curved forceps; forceps with a slight bend in the blade tips for grasping; steep-angled forceps blades for hard to reach areas; and heavy-duty forceps that look like pliers. Forceps blades are straight, curved or hooked; serrated or smooth; and different sizes.