Dissecting forceps are used to handle tissues and other materials and also to manipulate needles and other instruments whilst operating. A variety of forceps have been developed to suit different purposes and many of them are available in different lengths. The jaws of the forceps may be toothed, plain or have specialized grips. They are used in the hospitals, clinics and in the medical institutes for a range of purposes. Toothed dissector for general use on tougher tissues. The teeth mean that less pressure is required to adequately grip tough tissues such as skin but also that they are inappropriate for use on delicate tissue.