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Knives, Surgical, Cartilage

Definition : Surgical knives designed for cutting fibrous connective tissue (i.e., cartilage). These knives consist of manual, sturdy, handheld instruments usually with a wide straight tubular handle and a long, flat, stiff cutting blade at the distal tip. These knives frequently have concave U-shaped guards. The handle may be finished in a perpendicular plate at the proximal end to facilitate hitting with a mallet. Cartilage knives are mainly used in orthopedic procedures.

Entry Terms : "Cartilage Knives" , "Chondrotomes" , "Orthopedic Knives" , "Knives, Orthopedic"

UMDC code : 16805

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