Irrigation forceps are surgical instruments that are used to irrigate and suction fluids or debris from the surgical site during a surgical procedure. They consist of two blades or tongs that are connected at one end with a pivot point, and they typically have one or more small holes in the tip to allow for the flow of fluid.
Irrigation forceps are used to irrigate the surgical site with sterile saline solution or other fluids, helping to maintain a clear field of view for the surgeon. They may also be used to suction blood, tissue fragments, or other debris from the surgical site, improving visibility and reducing the risk of infection.
Irrigation forceps come in a variety of shapes and sizes, depending on the specific surgical procedure being performed. They may be straight or curved, and may be designed for specific types of tissue, such as delicate or dense tissue.
Proper training and experience are necessary to use irrigation forceps safely and effectively. Healthcare professionals must be familiar with the specific instrument being used, as well as the potential risks and complications associated with its use. Additionally, care must be taken to ensure that the forceps are properly cleaned and sterilized before each use to prevent the spread of infection.