Allis Tissue Forceps

 Acheron Instruments’ Allis Tissue Forceps, often referred to as a hemostat, find widespread application in various surgical procedures including gynecology, orthopedics, ENT, plastic, and reconstructive surgeries. This versatile handheld surgical tool serves the purpose of holding, gripping, and manipulating tissues and securing blood vessels.

-       Enables self-retaining system due to ratchet locking mechanism

-       Provides firm and secure grip with its broad tips

-       Enables comfortable and optimal handling due to ergonomically designed finger-ring handles

Product Overview

Allis tissue forceps, sometimes referred to simply as Allis forceps, are a type of handheld surgical instrument designed for grasping and holding soft tissues. They are named after Dr. Oscar H. Allis, an American surgeon who made significant contributions to the field of surgery in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Our forceps are typically made of high-quality stainless steel, which ensures durability, corrosion resistance, and easy sterilization.

Allis forceps feature a unique design that sets them apart from other surgical tools. The key components of these forceps include:

  1. Teeth: One of the most distinctive features of these forceps is the arrangement of small, sharp teeth along the jaws of the instrument. 
  2. Jaws: The jaws are relatively short and curved, which allows for precision when gripping tissues in tight spaces. The jaws are available in various lengths to accommodate different surgical requirements.
  3. Ratcheted Mechanism: Many Allis tissue forceps feature a ratcheted mechanism. This mechanism enables the surgeon to lock the forceps in position, ensuring a constant grip on the tissue without the need for continuous manual pressure. 
  4. Finger Rings: Our ergonomically designed finger rings ensure surgeon comfort, and precise control, and reduce hand fatigue in lengthy surgeries.
  5. Variety of Sizes: These forceps are available in various sizes and designs, including straight or curved jaws and lengths ranging from 4 to 8 inches. 

Applications of Allis tissue forceps 

Allis tissue forceps have a wide range of applications across different surgical specialties. Some of the key fields where these forceps are indispensable include:

  1. General Surgery: Surgeons frequently use Allis tissue forceps to hold and manipulate tissue during various abdominal and thoracic procedures, including bowel resections and organ removals.
  2. Obstetrics and Gynecology: Obstetricians and gynecologists use Allis forceps during procedures like cesarean sections, hysterectomies, and other reproductive surgeries. They help in securely grasping and manipulating the uterine tissue.
  3. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: In plastic surgery, Allis tissue forceps are valuable for holding and positioning tissues during procedures like breast reconstruction, facial surgeries, and skin grafts.
  4. ENT (Ear, Nose, and Throat) Surgery: In ENT surgery, Allis tissue forceps come in handy for holding delicate structures in the throat and nasal passages, making them useful in procedures such as tonsillectomies and septoplasties.
  5. Orthopedic Surgery: Orthopedic surgeons employ Allis forceps when working with soft tissues around bones, especially in procedures like tendon repairs and ligament reconstructions.
  6. Dermatologic Procedures: Dermatologists employ this surgical tool during excisional biopsy procedures to ensure they securely grip the tissue being removed.

Benefits and features of Allis Tissue Forceps

The Allis tissue forceps hold a special place in the surgical toolkit due to several key advantages:

  1. Precision: Allis forceps' teeth and jaws are designed to securely grip tissue without causing excessive damage. This precision is crucial in minimizing trauma during surgery.
  2. Versatility: Allis tissue forceps are adaptable to a wide range of surgical procedures and specialties.
  3. Reduced Slippage: The interlocking teeth of Allis forceps significantly reduce the risk of tissue slippage, enhancing the surgeon's control over delicate procedures.
  4. Ease of Use: The ergonomic design of the instrument, including comfortable finger rings, ensures that surgeons can work with Allis tissue forceps for extended periods without experiencing hand fatigue.
  5. Sterilization and Durability: These forceps, constructed from stainless steel, offer easy sterilization, exceptional durability, and cost-effectiveness for medical facilities.
  6. Time Efficiency: The ratcheted mechanism ensures a constant tissue grip, saving time in long surgeries.
  7. Long shanks: it features extended shanks for reaching deep tissues, and the proportion of blade length to shank length is optimized to enhance surgical precision.
  8. Blunt tips: These grasping forceps feature blunt tips to avoid tissue injuries. Furthermore, its narrow profile allows for easy access to hard-to-reach spaces.
  9. Broad tips: They feature broad tips designed for firmly gripping tissues.

Usage and Care Instructions

  • Before each use, ensure the Allis tissue forceps are properly sterilized. Autoclaving is the most common method for sterilization.
  • Before use, inspect the forceps for any signs of damage, corrosion, or wear. Do not use damaged or compromised instruments.
  • Handle these tissue forceps with care to prevent bending, breaking, or damaging the teeth or jaws.
  • Ensure that you use the forceps only for their intended purpose, which is to grasp and manipulate tissues during surgical procedures.
  • After each use, clean the forceps thoroughly. Use a mild detergent and warm water to remove any tissue debris, blood, or other contaminants.
  • Gently scrub the teeth and jaws to ensure you remove all residues.
  • Store the sterilized Allis tissue forceps in a clean, dry, and protected environment. Avoid contact with other instruments or materials that could cause damage or contamination.
  • Occasionally lubricate the moving parts or hinges with a surgical instrument lubricant to maintain smooth functionality.
  • Ensure that only qualified and trained medical professionals use the forceps. Inadequate training may result in improper use and damage to tissues or the instrument.

By following these usage and care instructions, you can prolong the life of your Allis tissue forceps. Also, it ensures they remain in optimal condition for surgical procedures while minimizing the risk of infection transmission and tissue damage.

Quality assurance

Our Allis Tissue Forceps adheres to rigorous standards and industry regulations to ensure product quality, safety, and effectiveness.

  • We typically produce these forceps from premium-grade stainless steel, which is corrosion-resistant and biocompatible. Thus meeting the necessary material requirements for medical devices.
  • Our forceps are ISO-certified to maintain a systematic approach to quality control.
  • We adhere to industry standards in our design, including tooth size, spacing, shank length, and handle design.
  • Our instruments undergo rigorous testing for quality, safety, and performance.
  • We use visual inspections and functional tests in manufacturing to ensure every instrument meets set specifications.
  • The packaging is designed to maintain sterility and safeguard the instruments.


What are the benefits of using Acheron Instruments Allis tissue forceps?

Surgeons use our forceps in multiple surgical procedures to securely grasp and hold tissues. They also minimize trauma and facilitate precise manipulation, tissue retraction, and improved surgical efficiency.

What are the different types of Acheron Instruments Allis tissue forceps available?

We have various types of Allis tissue forceps, including straight and curved models, with different sizes and numbers of teeth.


How do I care for my Acheron Instruments Allis tissue forceps?

To care for your Allis tissue forceps, clean them immediately after use, and sterilize them before each use. Also, don’t forget to inspect for damage, and store them in a clean, dry place. Follow our care instructions for specific guidance.

Where can I purchase Acheron Instruments Allis tissue forceps?

You can contact us via email, or phone number or request a quote for further details and queries. Our representative will assist you shortly with any of your queries.


Allis Tissue Forceps play a crucial role in surgical procedures by providing a secure grip on tissues, ensuring precision in manipulation, minimizing tissue trauma, and improving overall surgical efficiency. We at Acheron Instruments have an extensive range of Allis forceps at the most reasonable prices and high quality.

We value our esteemed customers and provide them with the best quality products with quick delivery services all around the world. Don’t forget to discover our diverse range of Allis Tissue Forceps, which is essential for achieving successful surgical outcomes and is a staple tool in every operating room. If you want to enhance precision and efficacy in every surgical procedure, place your orders now!


  1. Material: We make our forceps from high-grade stainless steel, ensuring that our tool is reusable, durable, and sterilizable. 
  2. Size and Dimensions: Our Allis tissue forceps come in 4 by 5 teeth and 5 by 6 teeth options, catering to various surgical requirements. The approximate length of this tool is 6” (15.24 cm).However, there are multiple variations available for this tool in different sizes.
  • Tooth Configuration: These forceps typically feature triangular or diamond-shaped teeth along the inner surfaces of the jaws. The interlocking arrangement of teeth ensures stability, reducing the risk of trauma during tissue manipulation.
  • Handle Design: The handle of these forceps is ergonomically designed for optimal control and maneuverability during surgical procedures. The handle often has a textured or knurled surface that provides a secure and non-slip grip and also reduces hand fatigue.
  • Surface Finish: These forceps comprise of satin finish that enhances the functionality and longevity of the tool. The satin finish improves visibility, increases corrosion resistance, and ensures the instrument remains in good condition throughout its use.
  • Product Variants: These tissue forceps come in different variations based on their size, material as well and locking mechanism. They are chosen based on specific surgical requirements. 
  • Compliance Standards: These forceps undergo ISO certification, an international standard for quality management systems specifically related to the design, development, and manufacturing of medical devices.