The abdominal viscera forceps here illustrated is not essentially different, so far as its efficiency or field of application is concerned, from other viscera forceps now in use. Its advantages rest in the case with which the rubber tubing at the circular jaws may be replaced when worn or damaged in sterilizing, the security of the grasp, and in its durability.
The short elbow curve of each shank above the circular jaw allows complete coaptation of the rubber-covered rings, so that pressure is not brought to bear at a point, but over a larger area of the intestine, or other peritoneum-covered viscus.
The steel of the instrument is so tempered that crushing of delicate tissue is practically impossible. The grasp, however, is firm enough to be reliable.