The biopsy forceps are similar to a scissors surgical instrument. They are used as a crawler during surgery. When the doctor needs to check the organization's disease when the biopsy. By testing the tissue detected during the biopsy, the physician can diagnose the patient and determine the most appropriate course of treatment or exclude certain diseases. During the procedure, the biopsy forceps can be used for fine work. If the doctor's fingers are too large to manipulate the tissue within the small incision, these instruments will replace the finger. They can also be used as a third hand during surgery. When the surgeon performs the task by hand, if a few pieces of tissue need to be placed aside, the biopsy forceps will be used to hold the tissue aside.
The biopsy forceps have several different designs, each for different surgical conditions. There are two basic types: locked and unlocked. Lock tweezers are used to grasp and retain tissue, rather than lock tweezers for moving tissue.
Locking tweezers usually have a finger ring similar to a pair of scissors. The most common mechanism for locking these tweezers is a set of interlocking teeth near the finger ring. When the tweezers are closed, the teeth are locked and the tweezers are kept closed.
The non-locking tweezers have a spring mechanism that keeps the blades open until pressure is applied. They are used to quickly move small objects during surgery. The non-locking tweezers can have a blunt or slightly serrated tip.
The biopsy forceps can be designed as a straight tip or angled shaft. The angle axis gives the surgeon some extra distance during surgery and helps to make it easier to operate. The instrument may also be designed with a rotating shaft which allows the physician to manipulate the tissue in the depths of the body cavity without major incision.
Some of the important features of the biopsy forceps are infertility and durability. Usually, the instrument is made of high-grade carbon steel. This high quality steel allows tweezers to withstand repeated sterilization at extremely high temperatures. Sterilization between surgery is essential to prevent the patient from spreading the patient.
Other types of biopsy clamps are intended for use once and then discarded. These are usually made of plastic. For what type of biopsy forceps, one-time use or reusable, there are some controversies better. Some studies have shown that disposable biopsy clamps get better tissue samples but are reusable with better durability.