Lister’s Sinus Forceps


What is Lister’s Sinus Forceps? The instrument has been named after a British Surgeon Joseph Lister (1827-1912). This forceps has long straight blades with ring handles but without a ratchet lock. The tip of the blades is blunt and has transverse serrations. No catch protects the viable tissue if the

Potts Scissors


What are Potts Scissors? The name Potts has been given to these scissors because they were designed by Willis J. Potts an American Pediatric Surgeon. They are also known as Potts-Smith Scissors or Potts Demartel Scissors.  The blades of the scissors are usually angled at the joint (25, 45, 60

Bakes’ Common Duct Dilator


What is Bakes’ Dilator? Bakes’ Dilator is composed of a thin shaft with a round handle and an ovoid tip. The special feature of the dilator is its malleability. Due to its designed malleability it works really well in surgical procedures for its intended employment. What is its function? The

Babcock’s Tissue Holding Forceps


What is Babcock’s Forceps? W. Wayne Babcock, MD (1872 – 1963) is an American Surgeon who invented this popular Tissue Holding Forceps. The forceps has a ratchet mechanism, ring handles and its blades have a triangular orifice, along with a horizontal groove at the terminal in one blade and a ridge

Scissors as Surgical Instrument


The word Scissors isn’t a new word for us, it is perhaps the most common utensil used for cutting in household. So what does Surgical Instrument mean to a surgeon? The Surgical Scissors serves as the cutting instrument in operation theaters as well but the nature of the work is

Hurd Dissector And Pillar Retractor


What is Hurd Dissector and Pillar Retractor? It is also identified as a mere Herd Elevator or Pillar Retractor with Dissector. The retractor has been designed by merging the concept of two instruments; the hurd retractor and freer elevator. One end is semi lunar in shape while the second end