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Surgical Instruments

Forceps

By Stig Steinfurth, med.student, Christoffer Bing Madsen, med. student, and Magnus Balslev Avnstorp, MD

Tissue forceps

Tissue forceps with sharp tips are used to grab, hold and manipulate tissue during surgery. The sharp tips are less traumatic for the tissue compared with blunt tips. Use them with the needle holder for suturing.

Adson forceps

Adson forceps are smaller forceps used to hold and manipulate delicate tissues i.e. craniofacial and hand surgery.

Anatomical forceps

Anatomical forceps are used to grab and hold sensitive tissue. Serrated to spare sensitive tissue like nerves.

How to hold the forceps

How to hold the forceps:The forceps are held between your first and second finger, also called a pencil grip. Typically, the forceps are held in the non-dominant hand while suturing with your dominant hand

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