pl. forceps [L. forceps, pincers, tongs]
A two-bladed hinged or spring-loaded instrument for holding and manipulating tissues.
A straight or angled forceps with jawlike movement at its end.
An atraumatic forceps with teeth that will not injure the vessel; used for temporary occlusion of a vessel.
An obstetrical forceps fitted with a handle that makes it possible to provide traction in line with the direction in which the head must be moved.
A heavy-duty forceps for cutting bone and removing bone fragments.
HORSLEY BONE CUTTING FORCEPS
SEE: Obstetrical forceps.
A forceps for making an opening in the anterior capsule of the lens during cataract surgery.
SEE: Chamberlen forceps
Any forceps with an automatic lock.
Any of several forceps of varying shapes for grasping teeth during extraction procedures.
DENTAL FORCEPS FOR MOLAR EXTRACTION
A smooth forceps for dressing wounds or inserting drainage tubes.
SEE: Graefe, Albrecht von
A forceps with a strong beaked end, used for seizing body tissues, foreign bodies, or removing objects such as stones from organs.
A forceps used in abdominal surgeries to temporarily block the large or small bowel without crushing them.
SEE: Knapp forceps
SEE: Magill forceps
NASAL INTUBATION USING MAGILL FORCEPS
A forceps whose tips bent at a right angle relative to the shaft, used to reach around and ligate blood vessels.
A smaller variety of a Halsted forceps, having a curved or straight, fine-pointed tip.
A forceps for grasping and holding a needle.
A forceps for extracting the fetal head from the pelvis during delivery. In obstetrics, forceps application is classified according to the position of the fetal head when the forceps are applied, i.e., outlet forceps, low forceps, and mid forceps. The forceps allows withdrawal force to be applied to the fetal head and protects the head during the passage.
SYN: SEE: brain forceps
SEE: Piper forceps
A forceps for cutting bone.
CUSHING PITUITARY RONGEUR
TRANSSPHENOIDAL KERRISON RONGEUR
A forceps with serrated, spoon-shaped tips.
A fine-tipped forceps, used in first aid, to remove tiny foreign bodies from tissues, and in other applications, e.g., to handle sutures.
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.
A forceps used to hold tissues, esp. while suturing them.
A pincer-like toothed forceps for grasping delicate tissues.
GERALD TISSUE FORCEPS
A sharply pointed, nonpiercing forceps for holding a surgical drape on the body without damaging the tissue that it grasps.
A forceps with a hollow beak, used to place catheters or other instruments inside cylindrical body structures.
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