Exploring the Discovery of Forceps: Origins and Pioneers
The credit for the invention of the precursor of the modern forceps to be used on live infants goes to Peter Chamberlen of England (circa 1600). Modifications have led to more than 700 different types and shapes of forceps.
Understanding the Applications of Forceps: A Comprehensive Guide
Understanding the Role of Forceps in Tissue Grasping and Manipulation. Forceps primary purpose is to grasp, retract, or stabilize tissue. Forceps may also be used to pack or extract sponges, pass ligatures, and stabilize and manipulate needles during suturing. Forceps are categorized by the presence and type of teeth that are designed for the specific tissue they are intended to hold.