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Unidentified Arthroscopic Forceps (Shutt – Linvatec)

Health Sciences · Robert W. Jackson Arthroscopy

A pair of arthroscopic forceps (model 1.633) with a large tip. The inner jaw closes downwards onto a matching lower jaw. The jaws have hollowed interiors and contact each other along the edges The inner handle of the forceps actuates the mechanism. This handle includes two joined finger rings. The opposite stationary handle has no finger rings. The handle has a matte finish.

Black and white bands are painted at the tip of the stationary handle.

Accession Number: 2021.JAC.154

Alternative Name: Arthroscopic Forceps

Primary Materials: Stainless Steel


Printed on the moving portion of the Handle: “RD142.1A”

Printed on the upper portion of the handle: “SHUTT – Linvatec USA”

Dimensions (cm): Height = 11.5 Width = .6, Length= 25.5



This artifact is in good condition. The finish of the handle is heavily worn. The mechanism works smoothly. There is a small discoloured point near the tip.

Associated Instruments:

Manufacturer: Shutt – Linvatec, Utica, NY, 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.

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Historical Notes:

  • Donated to UTSIC