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FORCEPS definition: A manual surgical instrument for general use is a nonpowered, hand-held, or hand-manipulated device, either reusable or disposable, intended to be used in various general surgical procedures. The device includes the applicator, clip applier, biopsy brush, manual dermabrasion brush, scrub brush, cannula, ligature carrier, chisel, clamp, contractor, curette, cutter, dissector, elevator, skin graft expander, file, forceps, gouge, instrument guide, needle guide, hammer, hemostat, amputation hook, ligature passing and knot-tying instrument, knife, blood lancet, mallet, disposable or reusable aspiration and injection needle, disposable or reusable suturing needle, osteotome, pliers, rasp, retainer, retractor, saw, scalpel blade, scalpel handle, one-piece scalpel, snare, spatula, stapler, disposable or reusable stripper, stylet, suturing apparatus for the stomach and intestine, measuring tape, and calipers. A surgical instrument that has specialized uses in a specific medical specialty is classified in separate regulations in Parts 868 through 892.
Forceps definition: Instruments that consist of two handles or sides, either joined or separate, each attached to a blade, that are used during surgical procedures to handle, compress, join, pull, grasp, hold firmly, or exert traction upon tissue, equipment, or supplies that are inconvenient or impractical to seize with the fingers. They are usually constructed of stainless steel. Different types of forceps are used during procedures in the following categories: surgery, dentistry, dermatology, gastroenterology, gynecology, home care, internal medicine, nephrology, neurosurgery, obstetrics, oncology, ophthalmology, otolaryngology, pathology, plastic surgery, pulmonary medicine, and urology.
Obstetrical Forceps definition: Surgical instrument designed to extract the newborn by the head from the maternal passages without injury to it or the mother.
FORCEPS, OBSTETRICAL definition: An obstetric forceps is a device consisting of two blades, with handles, designed to grasp and apply traction to the fetal head in the birth passage and facilitate delivery.
Forceps, Obstetric definition: Forceps used to gently grasp, extract, and apply traction to or rotation of the head of a newborn in order to facilitate delivery and removal of the newborn from the birth canal (the channel formed by the cervix, vagina, and vulva). They consist of two separate sides or handles and are manually squeezed together using both hands.
Forceps, Biopsy definition: Forceps used to seize, cut, and collect biopsy specimens from tumors or other diseased tissue during surgical and diagnostic procedures. They typically are comprised of two joined handles, each attached to a sampling jaw (with smooth, serrated, or toothed-jaw cutting edges), and a stabilizing needle or spike between the sampling jaws to seize and stabilize the specimen. They can be reusable or single use.
Forceps, Dissecting definition: Small forceps with scissorlike handles, used to grasp, hold, and exert traction or compression on a specimen during dissection. Their blades are typically finely pointed and serrated. They are generally used in surgery and oncology.
Forceps, Dressing definition: Forceps with scissorlike handles, used to grasp and remove lint, drainage tubes, necrosed tissue, and other small foreign bodies from wounds. They are for general use but are mostly used in surgery, dentistry, and home care.
Forceps, Electrosurgical definition: Forceps used to grasp, cut, and remove tissue and control bleeding during electrosurgical procedures. They are connected to a generator by a cable, regulated by a footswitch or a handswitch, and have an attached electrode that delivers a high-frequency, low-voltage current to the tissue.
Forceps, Gallbladder definition: Forceps used to grasp, firmly hold, and exert traction or compression on the gallbladder during gallstone removal surgery.
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frFrench
forceps definition: Emprunté du latin. Instrument en forme de grandes et larges pinces, dont on se sert dans les accouchements laborieux pour l’extraction de l’enfant.
forceps definition: Nom aussi donné aux cerques du forficule, les pinces qu'il possède à l'extrémité de l'abdomen
 
Publications
 

Comparison of two percutaneous tracheostomy techniques, guide wire dilating forceps and Ciaglia Blue Rhino: a sequential cohort study

Bernard G Fikkers et al.

Critical Care , 2004

The obstetric forceps: a short history and descriptive catalogue of the forceps in the Museum of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

Irvine Loudon

Medical History , 01 Jan 1989

Verrucous Carcinoma of the Larynx Presenting as a Hairy Whitish Tumor: ... simple excision with forceps by endolaryngeal ...

Masahiro Kawaida et al.

Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endoscopy , 1997

Adverse Reproductive Outcomes Associated With Teenage Pregnancy: ... episiotomy, vacuum or forceps and Caesarean section ...

Siddhartha Yadav et al.

McGill Journal of Medicine : MJM , 01 Nov 2008

Persimmon bezoar successfully treated by oral intake of Coca-Cola: a case report: ... under endoscopy using forceps.

Kazuki Hayashi et al.

Cases Journal , 11 Dec 2008

Initial Experience of Endoscopic Phonosurgery With a Prototype of the Therapeutic Rhinolarynx Electronic Endoscope: ... endoscope and flexible forceps, we succeeded in ...

Masahiro Kawaida et al.

Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endoscopy , 1995

Rigid Bronchoscopic Removal of Multiple Airway Foreign Bodies: ... telescopes and optical forceps, foreign bodies in the ...

Charles F. Lano et al.

Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endoscopy , 1997

A Novel Use for the Rigid Cystoscope: The Removal of Sacral Tacks after a Coloanal Anastamosis Dehiscence: ... and cold cup biopsy forceps. To our knowledge, this ...

W. Mahmalji et al.

Advances in Urology , 2009

A New Endoscopic Technique for Examination of Esophageal Stenosis: The Funnel-shaped Transparent Cap Technique: ... removed using tripod forceps or aspirated into the ...

O. Katayama et al.

Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endoscopy , 1999

Percutaneous tracheostomy: comparison of Ciaglia and Griggs techniques: ... guidewire-dilating forceps. Although relative ...

Karen M Kost

Critical Care , 2000

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