Grasping Instruments

A variety of laparoscopic grasping instruments, disposable and reusable, are currently available. The grasping instruments may be traumatic or atraumatic, or locking or nonlocking, have a single or double action jaw, and be available in various sizes (2-12 mm). Atraumatic graspers generally have serrated tips that are gentle on visceral tissues. The traumatic graspers have toothed tips that offer a firm grasp on rigid fascial or similar nonvital structures. Typically, the reusable instruments are modular, wherein different tips can be attached to different handles using varying shaft lengths.

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