Punches, Surgical, Spine
Definition : Surgical punches designed to excise a segment of tissue (typically in the form of a thin disc of several millimeters in diameter) from the spinal cord and/or associated tissue. These punches are typically handheld, manual instruments with a cutting mechanism (e.g., movable two-part) at the distal end and are operated by grasping an articulated handle. Spinal cord punches may have distal ends designed for straight, downward, or upward cutting; dedicated spinal punches are available to perform anterior cervical discectomy and/or laminectomy.
Entry Terms : "Spinal Surgery Punches"
UMDC code : 16939