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Forceps

Forceps

Surgical tweezer, forceps, needle pullers – here's some information on selecting the proper forceps for your application.

Choosing Surgical Forceps

501244 Thumb ForcepsSurgical forceps may be broadly divided into two categories, thumb forceps (frequently called surgical tweezers or pinning forceps) and ring forceps (also called hemostats, hemostatic forceps and locking forceps).

Thumb forceps are spring forceps used by compression between your thumb and forefinger and are used for grasping, holding or manipulating body tissue. They are non-ratchet style. For example, you could use thumb forceps to hold or move tissue during surgery or to move dressings.

Hemostatic forceps are hinged forceps that look more like scissors. Hinged forceps may come with or without a "lock" for clamping.

Thumb forceps are available with a variety of tips. The tips may be flat, serrated, cupped, ringed, grooved, diamond dusted or have teeth. The tips may also be straight, curved or angled. See the images below. Serrated tweezers (thumb forceps) are designed for use with tissues. The serrations or teeth actually cause less damage than flat forceps, because it requires less pressure to maintain a firm grip. Use smooth or cross-hatched forceps for removing sutures, moving dressing or other drapes.

Commonly used thumb forceps include Adson forceps, Iris forceps and Foester forceps.

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Locking forceps may be called clamps and are used to securely hold tissue. When they are used to control blood flow, they are called hemostats. When used to grasp and manipulate needles, they are called needle holders.



Carbon Fiber Tipped Forceps

Carbon Fiber Tipped Forceps

Our carbon fiber tipped forceps are part of our line of Swiss surgical instruments. ...

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Dressing Forceps

Dressing Forceps

Dressing forceps are used when dressing wounds. They hold gauze and other dressings....

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Dumont Tweezers

Dumont Tweezers

High quality Dumont tweezers are available in a variety of metals.

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Filter and Gel Handling Forceps

Filter and Gel Handling Forceps

Filter and gel forceps are designed for the handling delicate silicon wafers, scinti...

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Hemostatic Forceps

Hemostatic Forceps

Ring forceps (also called hemostatic forceps) are hinged and look like ring scissors...

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Intraocular Forceps

Intraocular Forceps

Our micro forceps have small tips, with tips 0.25 mm thick and 2.5 mm long. These fo...

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Miscellaneous Forceps

Miscellaneous Forceps

Here you can find a large variety of forceps from delrin or ceramic tipped forceps t...

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Round Hollow Handle Tweezers

Round Hollow Handle Tweezers

Hollowing out the handles of long, round-handled instruments decreases the overall w...

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Student Fine Tweezers

Student Fine Tweezers

Made of quality stainless steel, these tweezers are useful for general dissections w...

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Swiss Tweezers

Swiss Tweezers

Our line of Swiss surgical tweezers are manufactured from fine Swiss steel.

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Tissue Forceps

Tissue Forceps

Tissue forceps are used in surgical procedures for grasping tissue. Often, the tips ...

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Tungsten Carbide Forceps

Tungsten Carbide Forceps

Tungsten Carbide (TC) is harder than stainless steel. Surgical instruments with tung...

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Titanium Forceps

Titanium Forceps

100% anti-magnetic, corrosion-resistant, lightweight and strong, titanium alloy is i...

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Vessel Cannulation Forceps

Vessel Cannulation Forceps

Vessel cannulation forceps are designed to insert small catheters into vessels. The ...

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