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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.

UMDC code : 11774

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