The Magills forceps is a right handed surgical instrument with two angled planes which allow for it to be used in the Oro and Hypoharynx under direct vision during Laryngoscopy. Ideal for removing foreign objects.
The most common application of this instrument is to manoeuvre the ET tube in nasal intubations. The Magill forceps is used to pick up the ET tube in the posterior oropharynx and place its tip into the laryngeal inlet. The Magill forceps can also be useful in clearing foreign bodies from the upper airway in anesthetized or unconscious patients. Another use of the device is in placing and removing throat packs.