The Running Obstetrician will introduce regular podcasts on obstetrics related topics.
OB - Elliot Forceps
In this episode, The Running Obstetrician reviews the Elliot forceps as well as modern modifications such as the Tucker-McLane and Bailey-Williamson forceps. A discussion on similarities, differences and use to follow.
OB - Piper Forceps
In this episode, The Running Obstetrician reviews the design and use of Piper forceps. These specialty forceps were created to deal with the challenge of delivering the after coming head in the setting of a breech vaginal delivery.
OB - Kielland Forceps
In this episode, The Running Obstetrician reviews the versatile Kielland forceps. Some time is dedicated to discussing the modification to the forceps that allows for their specialty use with rotation of the fetal head. The description of Dr. Christian Kielland's original design for use in the high station is contrasted with the more modern use for low and outlet rotations of the posterior presenting fetus. The podcast concludes with a discussion of other uses for these forceps.
OB - Simpson Forceps
In this episode, The Running Obstetrician will review the Simpson forceps. This brief episode touches on the history of Sir James Young Simpson, followed by a description of his forceps. The R.O.B. will then discuss the clinical application of the Simpson forceps.
OB - Forceps Locks
In this episode, The Running Obstetrician will review the different types of obstetrical forceps locks and go into some of the history behind their invention, as well as some of the specific applications and uses afforded by each type of lock.
OB - Forceps Blades
In this episode, the Running Obstetricians reviews Obstetrical forceps blades. The podcast begins with a review of the basic anatomy of the blade, and then goes into the differences in blade shape and composition among modern forceps in clinical use.