Surgical Forceps can be categorized in two types; Thumb Style (pickup forceps) or Tweezers Shape and Hemostat Style Forceps with locking mechanism (Artery Clamps).
Thumb Forceps; are tweezers shape forceps; most common types include; Adson Forceps, Tissue Forceps, Dressing Forceps. These forceps are used as pickup tools. These Forceps usually have serrated tips or rat tooth tip with 1x2 teeth. Thumb Forceps are held between thumb and fingers of one hand.
Hemostat Forceps; are multipurpose clamping tools used in dental surgical procedures. These Forceps have locking mechanism for hand free hold. Mot popular styles are Kelly Forceps, Crile Forceps, Mosquito Forceps, Rocheter Pean Forceps, Tonsil Forceps, Mixter Forceps and more.