A pair of arthroscopic forceps with a hinged handle and a basket-like tip. The inner jaw closes downwards in a flat-sided hollow. The inner handle of the forceps actuates the mechanism. The handle has a heavily worn matte finish. Black and white bands are painted on the finger ring of the stationary outer part of the handle.
The inner handle of the forceps actuates the mechanism.
Accession Number: 2021.JAC.150.5
Alternative Name: Arthroscopic Forceps
Primary Materials: Stainless Steel
Printed on the moving portion of the Handle: “31.10033”
Stamped on the inner surface: “STAINLESS”
Printed on the upper portion of the handle: “SHUTT – CONCEPT // USA”
Stamped on the opposite side: “SS Only”
Dimensions (cm): Height = 10, 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.
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 received in a metal tray marked “ARTHROSCOPY INSTRUMENTS (MUSEUM PIECES)” containing artifacts 2021.JAC.148 through 183.
Additional Information and References:
- Donated to UTSIC