Allis Forceps


What is Allis’s Forceps? This tissue holding forceps is named after Oscar Huntington Allis, an American surgeon (1836-1921) who is remembered for his contributions in orthopedic surgery. The forceps has a ratchet locking system; the terminal end of the blades bears short teeth. The teeth have grooves in between so

Kocher’s Forceps


What is Kocher’s Forceps? The Kocher’s Forceps is named after Emil Theodor Kocher, a Swiss surgeon who was awarded Nobel Prize in 1909. The forceps is designed the same way as Spencer Wells Artery Forceps, however the blades are a bit longer than Spencer’s Forceps and it has a tooth



What are forceps? Forceps are well-known as a surgical instrument which is used to pick up/hold delicate structures or structures and objects that cannot be held by hands. The word Forceps has been derived from the combination of Latin words (formus: hot, ferrum: iron, capere: to hold), which either means

Grant Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Clamp


What is Grant Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Clamp? This clamp is designed with slightly curved jaws having debakey teeth (non-traumatic serrations) and slanting shanks (Shank is the structure which connects tip of the instrument to the body of the instrument). The locking mechanism ensure firm grip on the vessel. What is

Deaver’s Retractor


What is Deaver’s Retractor? The Deaver’s Retractor is a hand-held retractor. It is named after the American surgeon John B. Deaver. It is made up of stainless steel having a curved retracting blade and flat handle. The width of the handle is equal to the width of the retracting blade.

Payr’s Pylorus Clamp


What is Payr’s Pylorus Clamp? The clamp is named after Erwin Payr who was Austrian-German surgeon. This is a lever-action clamp which is also known as Payr’s Intestinal Crushing Clamp because of its ability to crush the intestine. The clamp has four joints, the three joints in proximity are for