Pean forceps: scissors make a pair!

Pean forceps: scissors make a pair!

What is the Péan forceps for?

During a medical intervention, the surgeon has several surgery forceps at his disposal. They are differentiated by the size of the tissue they operate and their functions (stitches, dissection, tissue repair, etc.).
Their size, their shape (straight or curved), the importance of the grooving of their jaws and the presence or not of claws influence a more or less strong grip.

Among them, the pean forceps is the most used because it facilitates the work of the health professional thanks to its shape of scissors-pliers.

Use of Péan surgical forceps

Why use Péan forceps?

Are you a nurse, surgeon or doctor? You surely have multiple pliers at your disposal among your instrumentation tools. The clamps exist in different forms and for different uses:
– Kocher forceps
– the Pozzi forceps
– Halstead pliers
– Adson’s forceps
– the
Péan forceps

The latter makes it possible not to crush the skin tissues during surgical manipulation.
It is used to make hemostasis by clamping the blood vessels, its rounded and flat tip allows the tissues to be left intact. The sides of the rings provide good grip for the fingers and limit the risk of pinching. It is fitted with a locking system to keep it closed when necessary. Ideal tool for medical procedures, Péan treatment forceps allows you to handle the compresses without cutting them, and to place them on a neat wound without directly touching the skin of your patients.

Péan’s pincers are also called hemostatic forceps. It is the system that keeps blood inside the vessels and determines when bleeding stops when a vessel is injured. Blood clotting is one of the times of hemostasis.

When obtaining your medical forceps, it is recommended to clean, disinfect and sterilize them before using them for the first time. This operation must be repeated before and after each use.
You must regularly check your care forceps, if traces of wear appear (deformation, damage, porous or corroded material) it must be eliminated.

For sterilization, it is advisable to use an autoclave. The temperature must be 134 ° C, the pressure at 2 bars and this for 18 minutes. Then sterilized products must be allowed to cool.
Before using an autoclave, please refer to the manufacturer’s regulations for use.

Who is Jules Péan?

Jules Emile Péan is a 19th century French surgeon. He was a member of the Academy of Medicine in Paris in 1887. During his great career and from 1868, he systematically used forceps of his invention to ensure hemostasis, by pinching of vessels, during operations in the abdominal cavity. This is how, during its use in the 21st century, surgeons handle the “Péan pincers” in all operating theaters around the world.

Péan Murphy pliersThe Holtex Péan Murphy forceps are designed for a good grip. It is made for use in hospital or at home. This medical forceps has wide and flared foam jaws to tighten the tissues without damaging them. In general, the surgeon uses it for care, but nurses have a model in their dressing kit.

There are different lengths of Péan Murphy pliers for the different types of procedures: 13, 14, 15, 16, 18 and 20 cm.

Péan Comed forcepspean comed pliersThe surgical forceps from Comed is robust. It has ridged jaws which facilitate the surgeon’s work: Péan’s forceps are designed to tighten the tissues without damaging them. Thus surgeons avoid hemorrhages during operations.

The Comed Pean forceps are available in several dimensions (from 14 cm to 24 cm) and allow the professional to grasp medical compresses without directly touching the patient’s skin.

Péan forceps without claws, curved or straight


The Péan Holtex forceps exists in different forms: with or without claws, curved or straight. In terms of lengths, Holtex offers 8, from 13 to 24 cm. Thanks to its 100 gr, the forceps remain easy to transport and handle during surgical procedures.

You now know more about medical forceps! Girodmedical hopes this article will have you more. Do not hesitate to consult our range of pean forceps on our website. To follow our news, visit our social networks: Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter!

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