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Wilde ear forceps, also sometimes called Troeltsch forceps, are a type of medical instrument used in ear, nose, and throat (ENT) procedures. They are designed to grasp and manipulate delicate tissues in these areas.


The forceps are typically made of stainless steel and have a curved design with angled tips. The tips may be serrated or smooth, depending on the intended use. The forceps also have spring-loaded handles that allow the user to control the amount of pressure applied.


Wilde ear forceps are used for a variety of purposes, including:

  • Packing the nose or ear canal with gauze
  • Removing foreign objects from the ear canal
  • Inserting or removing ear tubes
  • Biopsy of the ear canal