Tissue forceps used to grasp and stabilize soft tissue during suturing. A 1x2 Adson forceps has two fine teeth on the inner portion of one tip, and on the inner portion of the opposing tip is one fine tooth that interlocks between the other two teeth when the tool is clamped together. These are commonly called rat-tooth tissue forceps, because of their appearance. This tool is used primarily to secure tissue without the worry of slippage. In oral surgery, Adson tissue forceps are used to grasp loose, excised tissue as well as to manage placement of oral tissue while it is being sutured. Serrated forceps are used on tissue; counter-intuitively, teeth will damage tissue less than a smooth surface because one can grasp with less overall pressure. Smooth or cross-hatched forceps are used to move dressings, remove sutures and similar task.
The Adson Forcep is not only part of the daily work of a physician, but also provides the modeler or multiple tasks at home or work with a professional fine mechanical tool for Electronics, Jewelry Making, Laboratory Work etc.