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Adson tissue forceps are a type of surgical instrument used for grasping and manipulating delicate tissues. They are named after Alfred Edwin Adson, an American surgeon who developed them in the early 20th century.



Adson tissue forceps are typically made of stainless steel and have a long, slender body with a fine tip. The tips may be straight or angled, and they may have teeth or be smooth. The teeth help to grip the tissue more securely, while the smooth tips are less likely to damage the tissue.

Adson tissue forceps are used in a variety of surgical procedures, including:

  • Ophthalmology
  • Otolaryngology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Plastic surgery
  • General surgery

They are also used in some dental procedures.

When choosing Adson tissue forceps, it is important to consider the size and type of tip that will be most appropriate for the procedure being performed. The size of the forceps should be small enough to allow for precise manipulation of the tissue, but large enough to provide a good grip. The type of tip should be chosen based on the need for teeth or a smooth surface.

It is important to note that Adson tissue forceps are medical devices and should only be used by trained medical professionals.