Sponge holding forceps are surgical instruments used to grasp and hold sponges or other soft materials during surgical procedures. They consist of two arms with a serrated or toothed tip that are connected by a hinge or pivot. The arms are designed to provide a secure grip on sponges or other soft materials, preventing them from slipping or falling out of the forceps during the procedure. Sponge holding forceps come in various sizes and shapes, depending on the specific surgical application. They are commonly used in a range of surgical specialties, including general surgery, obstetrics, and gynecology, as well as in dental and veterinary procedures. Sponge holding forceps are typically made from stainless steel, and some models have a locking mechanism to maintain a secure hold on the sponge or other soft material.