grasping forceps

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grasping forceps

any forceps for grasping tissue and exerting traction, having finger rings and a locking mechanism.

grasp·ing for·ceps

(grasping fōrseps)
A twin-bladed medical instrument used to seize and hold objects firmly in surgical, obstetric, and dental procedures.

grasping forceps

A forceps with a strong beaked end, used for seizing body tissues, foreign bodies, or removing objects such as stones from organs.
See also: forceps


pl. forcipes [L.] a two-bladed instrument with a handle for compressing or grasping tissues in surgical operations, and for handling sterile dressings, etc.

alligator forceps
strong toothed forceps having a double clamp. Long-handled with short jaws at the end of a long shank. Designed for grasping in an enclosed space, e.g. removing grass seeds from ear canals.
bayonet forceps
a forceps whose blades are offset from the axis of the handle.
bone-cutting forceps
have cutting blades and may be double-action.
bone-holding forceps
designed to grip bones or fragments.
capsule forceps
a forceps for removing the lens capsule in cataract.
clamp forceps
a forceps-like clamp with an automatic lock, for compressing arteries, etc.
dressing forceps
finger- and thumb-operated spring forceps used for general grasping of tissues, dressings; there is a great variety of tips available to the blades. Called also thumb forceps.
grasping forceps
includes tissue, sponge, towel, vulsellum forceps.
hemostatic forceps
used to clamp the ends of vessels and establish hemostasis or to cross clamp a vascular pedicle. See also crile hemostatic forceps, halsted mosquito forceps, kelly-murphy forceps, rochester-carmalt forceps.
obstetric forceps
forceps for extracting the fetal head from the maternal passages.
rongeur forceps
a forceps designed for use in cutting bone.
sponge forceps
thumb forceps
for holding tissue with the left hand while using another instrument in the right hand (or vice versa for the sinistral surgeon). Called also tissue forceps.
tissue forceps
includes adson tissue forceps, alligator forceps (see above), allis tissue forceps, babcock forceps, knowles forceps, rightangle forceps, vulsella.
towel forceps
spring clips with middle crossover and spring at end. Inward curving, sharp pointed tips. Used to fix drapes to tissue with minimal trauma. Also usable as light tissue forceps or rib approximators in small animals.
transfer forceps
a sterile grasping instrument, used to move surgical instruments, blades, needles and suture material to the instrument table at surgery.
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The grasping forceps is passed through the working channel of the flexible cystoscope and the tip of the urodynamic catheter is grasped with the grasping forceps (Fig.
A flexible 5F grasping forceps (67161T; Karl Storz) was passed down the instrument channel of the operating sheath to assess the mass.
After endoscopic examination of the heart (Fig 4), the bullet was grasped with endoscopic flexible grasping forceps (type 67161 T, Karl Storz) (Fig 5).
4) If this is unsuccessful, the object may be removed with a nasal grasping forceps, a curved right-angle hook, suction, or a Foley balloon catheter.
Allis Tissue Grasping forceps, stainless steel 150mm.
The safe and effective removal of airway foreign bodies has benefitted from the development of sophisticated video systems, optic grasping forceps, and semiflexible grasping forceps as well as improvements in anesthesia administration.
After sufficient dilation [of the cervix], a doctor inserts grasping forceps through the woman's cervix and into the uterus to grab a living fetus.