Definition : Awls designed for marking the surface of or piercing small holes in bony tissue and/or exploring or initiating access through cortical bones. They are typically handheld, manual instruments with a slender, straight or curved and frequently grooved working blade and a sturdy handle that is an integral part or attached to the working blade. Dedicated bone awls are used in oral, plastic, and orthopedic surgery to make small dents (i.e., to mark) and/or holes to prepare bones for implant or prosthesis attachment, as well as to explore small bone cavities.
Entry Terms : "Probing Bone Awls" , "Marking Bone Awls" , "Surgical Bone Awls" , "Bone Awls"
UMDC code : 20985