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Sponge holding forceps are specialized medical instruments used during surgical procedures to grasp, hold, and manipulate surgical sponges and swabs .


They play a crucial role in maintaining a clean and clear operating field by:

  • Absorbing blood and other fluids
  • Preventing them from obscuring the surgical site
  • Reducing the risk of contamination


Here are some key features of sponge holding forceps:

  • Ratchet mechanism: This allows for a secure and adjustable grip on the sponge, preventing it from slipping during surgery.
  • Serrated jaws: The serrations help to hold the sponge firmly in place without damaging it.
  • Ergonomic handles: Designed for comfortable handling, reducing hand fatigue during long procedures.
  • Material: Typically made from stainless steel for durability and ease of sterilization.