Top 5 Popular Bipolar Forceps Types

Bayonet Bipolar Forceps

Bayonet bipolar forceps are used in neurosurgery and micronueorosurgery. The bayonet style allows for the neurosurgeon to go deep into the brain with longer and slimmer tines for easy access in small operative cavities while keeping the surgeon’s hand from the line of site to increase visibility. There are many different types of bayonet bipolar forceps styles and tip lengths and styles based on the preference of the neurosurgeon. One of the most popular styles used broadly is the Malis style. Bayonet style bipolar forceps are often available as insulated and non-insulated with irrigation and without irrigation.

  • Malis
  • Apfelbaum
  • Yasargil
  • Scoville-Greenwood
  • Hardy
  • Rhoton
  • Gerald
  • Tonsil

Iris Bipolar Forceps

Iris style are small short bipolar forceps often used in ophthalmic procedures. With a length of 3.5″(135mm) and a tip width of 0.3mm The Iris tip is often offered in straight or curved design.

Semken Bipolar Forceps

Semken style are thin, straight, pointed tapered tips. With a length no longer than 5.5″(135mm) and a tips size of 0.7mm

Adson Bipolor Forcep

Adson style is a very popular style for general use such as skin and vascular. With a length no longer than 4.5″(120mm) and a tip width of 1mm.

Jeweler’s Bipolar Forcep

Jewler’s style feature a straight shaft with delicate pointed tips and are ideal for situations where a finer bipolar forcep is required. With a length no longer than 4.5″(115mm) and a tip width of 0.2mm.

Bipolar forceps are used for coagulation, grasping and dissection of tissue in electrosurgery. They are connected via an appropriate bipolar cable to a bipolar generator which produces a high-frequency electric current to coagulate and cut tissue.