UTokyo Kielland Forceps

  • Shintaro MakinoEmail author
  • Jun Takeda
  • Satoru Takeda


Kielland (Rotational) forceps can be applied to the fetal head in parallel with the sagittal suture (cephalic adaptation), and it has the following structural features: 1. the blades do not have the curve characteristic of Naegele forceps and 2. the lock has a sliding function to make joining of the blades relatively simple and to facilitate traction.

Supplementary material

Video 1

Video of UTokyo Kielland Forceps.

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Video of UTokyo Kielland Forceps.


  1. 1.
    Takeda J, Makino S, Itakura A, Takeda S. Technique of rotational forceps delivery using UTokyo Kielland forceps. Hypertens Res Pregnancy 2017;5:26–27.Google Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media Singapore 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, Juntendo UniversityTokyoJapan

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