Keilland obstetrical forceps

Made:
1979 in England
maker:
Downs Surgical Limited

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Keilland obstetrical forceps, stainless steel, by Downs Surgical Ltd., England, 1979

These obstetric forceps represent the only major innovation in forceps design during the 1900s. They were introduced by C. Kielland of Oslo in 1915. The forceps have virtually no pelvic curve. They possess a sliding lock. These innovations allow the head of an incorrectly positioned foetus to be rotated before traction is applied. They were made by instrument maker Downs Surgical in 1979.

Details

Category:
Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Contraception
Object Number:
1981-1765
type:
obstetrical forceps and obstetrics (instruments) keilland, obstetrical forceps and obstetrics (instruments)
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • medical instrument
  • obstetrical instrument
credit:
Downs Surgical Limited