By Stig Steinfurth, med.student, Christoffer Bing Madsen, med. student, and Magnus Balslev Avnstorp, MD
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 are smaller forceps used to hold and manipulate delicate tissues i.e. craniofacial and hand surgery.
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