Combination Forceps Fuse Both Safety and Efficiency

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Abstract

BACKGROUND

Instrumentation prevents needle stick injury.

OBJECTIVE

To review forceps that insure safety and facilitate tissue-handling and knot-tying efficiency.

METHOD

Medical literature reports were reviewed using Ovid. Commercially available instruments were qualitatively tested.

RESULTS

Suture platforms securely hold suture needles and can be used during knot tying. A wide range of combination forceps have been invented and can be broadly categorized as either skin hook or toothed combination forceps.

CONCLUSIONS

Combination forceps fuse both efficiency and safety. Skin hook forceps may eventually be the optimal combination instrument, but toothed combination forceps are recommended.

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