Different Types of Forceps
Surgical Instrument: Adson Bipolar Forceps
Details: For minor orthopedic surgery, current is bi-polar in nature so not like a bovie which requires a grounding pad and is often preferred around delicate vessels and nerves it produces fewer thermal dispersion. By giving less thermal dispersion. These forceps are bi-polar and do not require a ground pad like a bovie. Most frequently used around nerves and delicate vessels for tiny orthopedic surgery.
Surgical Instrument: Adson Brown Forceps
Details: Differentiated from regular adsons with teeth. Frequently used in cosmetic and ENT surgery.
Surgical Instrument: Adson forceps
Alias: Skin Forceps
Details: Regular forcep for use in skin suturing forcep frequently used for closing cutaneous wounds
Surgical Instrument: Back Biting Forceps
Alias: Back Biter
Details: Used mainly for sinus surgery. Rotaing will slice cartiage, tissue and bone .
Surgical Instrument: Bayonette Bipolar Forceps
Details: May also come with an irrigation tip.
Surgical Instrument: Bayonette Forceps
Details: Common in both ENT & Neurosurgery
Surgical Instrument: Bishop Harmon Forceps
Details: Is mostly used when trying to approach cosmetic surgery from a careful approach.
Surgical Instrument: Bonney Forceps
Details: Generally used for heavy pick-up of fascia near the peritoneum.
Surgical Instrument: Cushing Forceps
Details: Regularly seen when picking up craniotomies.
Surgical Instrument: Debakey Forceps
Details: Used to hold more delicate structures such as vessels, bowel and soft tissue.
Surgical Instrument: Detrich Forceps
Details: Is used for an easier more smooth pick-up. They are comparable, but smaller than debakey forceps
: Glover, straight
Details: A big clamp for vascular, non-traumatic
Surgical Instrument: Pituitary
Details: In various angles.
Surgical Instrument: Rainey Forceps
Details: Mistaken with a bipolar, this has monopolar current & therefore requires a grounding pad.
Surgical Instrument: Rat Tooth Forceps
AKA: Toothed pick ups
Details: Commonly used to grasp bone or when closing the belly button site for laparoscopic procedure.
Surgical Instruments: Russian Forceps
Details: Non-emgerncy multi-purpose grasper
Surgical Instrument: Sinus biting Forcep
Details: For cutting and grasping within the sinus cavities.
Surgical Instrument: Sinus Forceps
AKA: Straight biter
Details: Primary grasper for sinus surgery
Alias: Sponge Stick
Details: Is often used for direct dissection #& sponge forceps are used in dabbing an open abdominal surgeries.
Surgical Instrument: Takahashi Forceps
Details: Common multi-use ENT nasal/sinus grasper.
Surgical Instrument: Up biting forceps
Details: Used for grasping and tearing through sinus and nasal surgery.
A “Surgical Instruments in Detail: Forceps” editorial is by Adam R.