Surgeons, in particular, require a wide range of tools to carry out their duties. A physician requires many other instruments, usually more than one, to complete a surgery. Forceps and hemostats are two essential tools. Many surgical procedures would be impossible to perform without them.
ForcepsForceps are either tweezer-like implements or scissors-like tools to grasp objects, forceps that resemble tweezers are pinched in the center to make the tips meet. Other forceps pivots in the same way that scissors do, but have a locking ratchet on the inside of the handles that causes the forceps to lock. Some forceps have smooth tips, while others have ridged tips for a firm grip. Forceps are available in a variety of sizes and tips. They are typically made of a stainless steel alloy, though plastic forceps are occasionally used. Each type serves a distinct purpose in assisting surgeons in all areas of the human body.
- When a physician is unable to touch sterile bandaging, forceps can be utilized.
- During procedures or in regions where the fingers cannot reach or fit, forceps can also hold onto small bits of tissue.
- The tip of intestinal forceps is quite long and thin. Its purpose was to protect the intestines from harm while restricting the bowels.
- One more type of forcep was created to hold organs such as the bladder in place.