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Related to sponge forceps: splinter forceps
sponge forceps, sponge-holding forceps
A blunt-tipped forceps used to grasp tissues, esp. in gynecological procedures, without damaging tissue. They are often used to hold the uterine cervix, for example.
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.
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.
a forceps whose blades are offset from the axis of the handle.
have cutting blades and may be double-action.
designed to grip bones or fragments.
a forceps for removing the lens capsule in cataract.
a forceps-like clamp with an automatic lock, for compressing arteries, etc.
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.
includes tissue, sponge, towel, vulsellum forceps.
forceps for extracting the fetal head from the maternal passages.
a forceps designed for use in cutting bone.
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.
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.
a sterile grasping instrument, used to move surgical instruments, blades, needles and suture material to the instrument table at surgery.
a porous, absorbent mass, as a pad of gauze or cotton surrounded by gauze, or the elastic fibrous skeleton of certain species of marine animals.
gelatin sponge (absorbable)
a spongy form of denatured gelatin, soaked with thrombin and used for topical hemostasis.