Depressors, Surgical, Humeral Head
Definition : Surgical depressors designed to displace by compression the humeral head; they are usually hooked around the posterior lip of the glenoid rim to expose the glenoid fossa. These depressors are typically a handheld, manual, slender, metallic instrument with one slightly curved open circular end, a flat shaft, and a smaller open opposite end forming a right angle with the shaft. Humeral head depressors are used to facilitate total shoulder reconstruction and reconstructive stabilization procedures.
Entry Terms : "Humeral Head Depressors, Surgical"
UMDC code : 22008