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A Babcock tissue forceps is a specialized surgical instrument used to grasp and manipulate delicate tissues during surgery. It is a finger-ringed, ratcheted forceps with non-perforating tips. The jaws are circumferential and the tips are triangular and fenestrated with horizontal serrations.

Here is an image of a Babcock tissue forceps:


Babcock tissue forceps are available in a variety of lengths and jaw widths to accommodate different surgical procedures. They are commonly used in general surgery, laparoscopic surgery, and gynecological surgery.

Some of the benefits of using Babcock tissue forceps include:

  • They are atraumatic, meaning they cause minimal damage to the tissue.
  • They are versatile and can be used to grasp a variety of tissues.
  • They are easy to control and maneuver.