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Brushes, Surgical, Bone, Intramedullary

Definition : Bone surgery brushes designed to prepare (i.e., clean and debride) a bone canal (i.e., intramedullary) for application of cement. These brushes typically consist of a flexible, twisted, metallic (e.g., stainless steel) wire with bristles (e.g., nylon) radiating from the shaft; the wire is attached to a handle or conformed for direct manual manipulation or use with a manual or powered handpiece at the proximal end. Dedicated intramedullary bone brushes are available for femoral (wide) and narrower bone canal preparation; they aid the removal of blood clots and bone debris.

Entry Terms : "Intramedullary Brushes" , "Brushes, Intramedullary"

UMDC code : 15867

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