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Artery Forcep

Artery Forcep

Artery forceps may be :

1. Small or mosquito ( straight or curved )
2. Medium
3. Large r pedicular
4. When it is single toothed at distal end it is called Kocher's artery forceps or Lane's artery forceps
5. Non-toothed type may be Spencer Wells' or Halstead's artery forceps.

Specifications :

1. It is a straight or curved strong metal instrument
2. Blades are tapering to the distal end but blunt
3. It has a catch lock to bring the blades together and lock it
4. The inner surface of the blades are serrated and on locking the blades are well in appositon.

Uses : 

1. It stops the bleeding on catching the vessel
2. use as a clamp for the pedicles of internal organs like kidney, spleen, ligaments of uterus, etc.
3. To hold the tip of appendix and crush the base of the appendix
4. To substitute in the absence of sinus forceps to enlarge the opening of an abscess.
5. To introduce small plug or drain in a small cavity
6. To substitute in the place of a needle holder
7. To hold the incised edges of skin, fascia, etc. but rarely used due to crushing of tissues.
8. To hold the free end of sutures at the beginning of sutures and hold the cut ends of tension sutures before tying
9, To hold the tape in the abdominal pads or sponges during operations to prevent missing it in the cavity
10. To hold the free end of threat or catgut during anastomosis of intestines.
11. Mosquito forceps are used to hold the small bleeding pionts
12. Used for blunt dissection by holding peanut or swabs.

Images :

Image : 01 Artery Forcep