Foerster sponge forceps

Acheron Foerster sponge forceps is a versatile surgical instrument used by surgeons in multiple areas to hold, grasp, and mobilize surgical dressings. These forceps are mainly used in gynecological surgeries to allow the holding of sponges. This forceps is also useful for Raytec sponges that are used to absorb excessive fluids during surgical procedures.

  • Available in smooth and serrated profiles to suit multiple applications
  • Enables firm grasp due to oval fenestrations
  • Ensures optimal handling with its ergonomic fingerrings
  • We have other premium products including Allis tissue forceps and Russian forceps etc available,
  • Our all products are ISO-certified 



Product Overview

Foerster sponge forceps is a hand-held versatile tool serving multiple surgical advantages. Surgeons primarily use this tool to get a clear view of the surgical site. This scissor-like surgical tool features a pair of jaws that assist surgeons to hold and mobilize the required dressing. Also, this instrument comes in multiple variations including both straight and curved versions. Different patterns are available for this tool comprising designs having both smooth and serrated jaws. This feature prevents local damage and assists surgeons to handle different surgical approaches. These are valuable equipment in any operating room that helps surgeons perform their surgical procedures efficiently. The pair of finger rings of these forceps also ensure optimal control.


Foerster sponge forceps have a wide range of applications in surgeries including:

General surgery: to grasp and hold sponges for absorption of fluids, maintaining a clear surgical field view, handling sterile dressings, placement, and removal of gauze.

Gynecological procedure: to handle sponges and dressings to facilitate precise fluid management. Also, helpful in maintaining a dry and clean environment in procedures like laparoscopic and hysterectomy procedures.

Abdominal surgery: controls intra-abdominal fluid accumulation and is used in surgeries like cholecystectomies, appendectomies, and bowel surgeries.

Urological surgery: Manages surgical dressings and materials during urological procedures.

Orthopedic surgery: Grasps and holds sterile sponges for absorbing blood and fluids during procedures such as joint replacements and fracture repairs.

ENT surgery: Secures surgical sponges and materials to absorb fluids and maintain a clear surgical site in procedures like sinus surgeries and tonsillectomies.

Cardiovascular Surgery: Assists in managing absorbent materials for controlling bleeding

Neurosurgery: manage fluids and maintain a sterile environment in brain and spinal surgeries

Benefits and Features

Smooth and serrated profiles: The inner surface of its jaws comes in both smooth and serrated versions to prevent local damage and suit multiple surgical scenarios

Oval fenestrations: These forceps hold and grasp the dressings and sponges securely with their oval-shaped fenestrations or openings on the jaws

Material: These holding forceps are made with high-grade German stainless steel material that ensures ease of sterilization, resistance to corrosion, and durability

Ratcheted locking mechanism: Some versions of these forceps comprise a ratcheted locking mechanism which allows surgeons to self-lock the jaws

Variety of sizes: These handheld forceps are available in multiple sizes to accommodate surgeons in different surgical procedures

Low maintenance: The German stainless steel construction makes them easy to sterilize, clean, and reuse

Ergonomic finger rings: The ergonomically designed finger ring handles ensure optimal control and reduce user’s fatigue in lengthy procedures

Box-lock joint: These forceps feature a box-lock joint that facilitates surgeons for the movement of jaws

Usage and Care Instructions

  • Before each use, ensure the Foerster sponge forceps are properly sterilized. Autoclaving is the most common sterilization method.
  • Before use, inspect the forceps for any signs of damage, corrosion, or wear. Do not use damaged or compromised instruments.
  • Handle these sponge-holding 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 hold, grasp, and mobilize surgical dressings and sponges.
  • 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 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.

Quality Assurance

Our Foerster Sponge 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

FAQs related to Foerster Sponge forceps

What are Acheron Instruments’ Foerster Sponge Holding Forceps used for?

Our forceps are useful in plenty of surgical procedures primarily in gynecological procedures to hold surgical sponges and dressings etc.

What are the different types of Acheron Instruments Foerster sponge forceps available?

We have an extensive collection of these forceps available in both straight and curved variations in different sizes to suit multiple surgical applications.

Are Acheron Instruments’ Foerster forceps reusable?

Our Foerster sponge forceps are made with German-forged stainless steel material that makes them reusable after proper sterilization.

What is the difference between serrated and smooth profiles in Foerster forceps, and which one to choose?

Serrated profiles provide a more secure hold, while smooth profiles are used for a gentler grip. The choice between them depends on the specific requirements of the surgical task.

Technical details of Foerster Sponge forceps:

  1. Material: We make our forceps from high-grade stainless steel, ensuring that our tool is reusable, durable, and sterilizable. Furthermore, these qualities make them reliable and safe tools for surgical procedures in healthcare settings.
  2. Size and Dimensions: We have Foerster sponge forceps available in multiple sizes ranging from 7” to 9” in length. The width of its jaws is approximately 0.5” to 1”.
  3. Tooth Configuration: Both smooth and serrated jaws are available for these forceps to facilitate a secure grip on tissues without causing excessive trauma and prevent local damage
  4. Handle Design: This tool comprises finger ring handles that are ergonomically designed for optimal control during surgical procedures.
  5.  Surface Finish: These forceps are comprised of a satin finish that  improves visibility, increases corrosion resistance, and ensures the instrument remains in good condition throughout its use.
  6. Product Variants: Multiple variants with smooth and serrated jaws are available for these forceps in both straight and curved configurations.
  7.  Compliance Standards: These forceps are CE and ISO-certified which demonstrates a commitment to maintaining high standards of quality and safety in the production of medical instruments.