Foerster sponge forceps are imperative for gynecologic surgery. Sponge forceps look like oval tips and have serrations, the Foerster is utilized to grip sponges throughout the surgical procedure. The term Foerster is a symbolic term in German for commitment to quality and precision. The ratchet handle empowers the surgeon to grip the sponges strongly.
Foerster Sponge Forceps are also known as Foerster-Ballenger Sponge Forceps. Sponge forceps are commonly utilized in surgical procedures to firmly clasp gauze squares that will hold abundant fluids and blood from the operatable region or surgical hemostasis. The locking mechanism is built by a ratcheting system. It helps the surgeons to hold the gauze firmly and place it in the right position.
Specifications of sponge forceps
- 7 inch equivalent to 17.8 cm
- 9 1/2 inch equivalent to 24.1 cm
- 10 inch equivalent to 25.4 cm
- 20 inch equivalent to 50.8 cm
Ratcheting system can be different based on the overall length and customer requirements. Normally 5 x 5 ratcheting system is also used for this product.
Foerster sponge forceps are frequently utilized in bariatric surgeries due to their longer length, and the curved version may be utilized for removing the placenta in obstetrics and gynecology procedures. This product is either straight or curve with oval, fenestrated, serrated tips and available in different length specifications.