The Adson Non Toothed Forceps is used for holding skin edges, tissues etc. Mainly in Dermatology and Plastics. Adson non tooth forceps are used to hold tissue in place when applying sutures, to gently move tissues out of the way during exploratory surgery and to move dressings or draping without using the hands or fingers. Adson tissue forceps. Note the 1×2 “mouse’s teeth” on the lower tip.