Medical Forceps are small handheld instruments used for grasping, clamping, or holding objects. Because hands and fingers are often to big or imprecise for delicate procedures forceps are used because of their precise and small grasping ability. Forceps are similar to what most people would refer to as tweezers, pliers, or clamps. Some tissue forceps are essentially the same thing as what are commonly referred to as tweezers. Other common forcep types include dressing forceps, hemostatic forceps, adson forceps, iris forceps, and curved forceps.
Doctors and Nurses use forceps in hospitals and clinics on regular basis. They are for many types of surgery as well as in dental and orthodontic procedures. Some are used to manipulate tissues and others are used to grasp items and pull out foreign objects such as shrapnel or other material. Hemostatic forceps are used to control bleeding or limit or stop liquid flow through various types of tubing. Mosquito forceps are a very precise type that can clamp into place, they are often used as a small hemostat style forcep to secure small blood vessels as opposed to arteries. There are disposable and non-disposable forceps, as well as locking and non-locking. Typically forceps are held with the thumb and two fingers and allow one to be very quick and preices in grasping or holding small objects or tissues. They are an invaluable resource for any hospital or clinica and highly reccommended for first aid kits or other emergency medical supplies.