Armo Dressing Forceps Semken are multi-functional instruments used by surgeons in order to grasp, hold and mobilize delicate tissues and small dressings. These forceps are used for soaking up fluids and packing wounds. Semken forceps have non-toothed tips designed for decreasing trauma. The tips are also finely serrated providing secure grip. In addition, these forceps have a spring style handle which ensures excellent control.