A pair of arthroscopic forceps (model 1.633) with a hinged handle and an upward-angled basket-like tip. The inner jaw closes downwards in a rounded hollow. The inner handle of the forceps actuates the mechanism. The handle has a matte finish. Black and white bands are painted on the finger ring of the stationary outer part of the handle.
A piece of masking tape has been attached to the stem. “CRACK TIP” is written on the tip in red ink.
The inner handle of the forceps actuates the mechanism.
Accession Number: 2021.JAC.151
Alternative Name: Arthroscopic Forceps
Primary Materials: Stainless Steel
Printed on the moving portion of the Handle: 1.1633
Stamped or engraved on the opposite Side: “STAINLESS”
Stamped inside the handle: “DO 027”
Printed on the upper portion of the handle: “SHUTT – CONCEPT USA”
Printed on the opposite side: “SS ONLY”
Written on tape attached to the stem of the instrument: “CRACK TIP”
There is red ink on the tip of the instrument.
Dimensions (cm): Height = 11 Width = .6, Length= 23
Punch forceps are surgical instruments used to remove tissue.
This artifact is in good condition. The finish of the handle is worn and polished in places with very light scratches. The mechanism works smoothly. The crack on the tip mentioned on the tape label is not evident.
Concept Incorporated. Largo, Florida, USA.
Date of Manufacture: Late 20th c.
The Robert W. Jackson Arthroscopy Collection was acquired by the University of Toronto from Dr. Jackson’s family on November 12th, 2020.
This instrument was acquired in a metal tray marked “ARTHROSCOPY INSTRUMENTS (MUSEUM PIECES)” containing artifacts 2021.JAC.148 through 183.
Additional Information and References:
- Donated to UTSIC