The forceps used in surgical procedures for grasping tissue is termed as Tissue Holder Forceps. Regularly, the forceps tips have “teeth” to hold a tissue safely. Usually, tissue holder forceps are designed in lessening damage to biological tissue.
Tissue Holder Forceps are a handheld, hinged instrument. These surgical forceps are used for clasping and holding objects. When fingers are too large to hold small objects or when numerous objects require to be held at one time while the hands are used to do a task, then these forceps are used.
The word “forceps” is used absolutely within the medicinal field. People normally refer to forceps as tweezers, tongs, pliers, clips or clamps outside the medical field. Automatically, forceps use the principle of the lever to hold and put on the pressure.
Categories of Surgical Forceps
Based on functions, basic surgical forceps can be divided into 2 groups:
Non-disposable Forceps: Such forceps bear up different types of physical and chemical effects of body fluids, cleaning agents, secretions, and sterilization means.
Disposable Forceps: The disposable forceps are normally made of lower-quality materials or plastics which are dumped in bins after use.
Medical forceps are usually made of high-grade carbon steel. This ensures that they can survive recurring sterilization in high- warmth autoclaves. Some are made of other high-quality stainless steel, vanadium and chromium alloys to assure robustness of edges and free from corrosion.
Substandard steel is used in forceps made for other purposes. A few disposable forceps are made of plastic. The invention of medical forceps is accredited to Stephen Hales.
2 Basic Types of Forceps
There are 2 basic kinds of forceps:
Non-locking (also called “thumb forceps”/”pick-ups”): Non-locking forceps have 2 basic forms: hinged at one edge, distant from the holding end and hinged at the center, somewhat like scissors.
Locking forceps: These forceps are nearly hinged at the center. Locking forceps use several means to lock the holding surfaces in a closed position to help to handle or to unaided grasp, clamp or hold an object.
Medical Forceps are grasping-type surgical instruments. These are used in surgeries and other medicinal procedures. Forceps are used for clamping, tweezing, and putting on the pressure. They can be utilized as extractors or pincers. Medical forceps are used in exam rooms, emergency rooms, operating rooms and to provide first aid.
These surgical forceps are frequently used for grasping or removing tissue or for placing or removing, sponges, gauze or wipes.