Abstract: A forceps for use in orthopedic surgical procedures having readily interchangeable tip elements and a reversible ratchet mechanism, for controlling the tip elements. A variety of tips for compression and distraction are provided. The ratchet mechanism permits controlled increments of force to be applied to the tips.
February 5, 1988
Date of Patent:
January 30, 1990
Roy Bogert, Michael W. Chapman, Charles C. Edwards, Dana C. Mears