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Tilley's nasal dressing forceps, also known as nasal packing forceps or dressing forceps, are crucial instruments in ear, nose, and throat (ENT) surgeries and procedures.


Key features of Tilley's nasal dressing forceps:

  • Function: Primarily used for inserting and removing packing materials (usually gauze) within the nasal cavity. They also aid in grasping and taking out foreign objects, crusts, or polyps in the nose, and manipulating small bone or cartilage fragments during specific nasal surgeries like septoplasty (deviated septum correction).
  • Design:
    • Angled shaft: The forceps feature an angled shaft that allows for easier maneuvering past the nasal bone and reaching deeper areas within the nasal cavity without obstructing the healthcare provider's view.
    • Serrated jaws: The grasping tips are slender and elongated, with serrations for a firm grip on dressings or other objects without causing tissue damage.
    • Finger rings: The handles have ergonomically designed finger rings for a secure and comfortable grip during use.
  • Material: Crafted from high-grade stainless steel for durability, corrosion resistance, and compatibility with sterilization processes.
  • Length: Tilley's nasal dressing forceps typically range from 6 to 7 inches (15-18 cm) in length.