Awls, Bone, Zygomatic Arch
Definition : Awls designed for piercing small holes in bone to facilitate the placement of a wire around the zygomatic arch, an area of facial bone formed by the temporal process of the zygomatic bone and the zygomatic process of the temporal bone. They typically consist of handheld, manual instruments with a slender, slightly curved working blade with a hole at the tip and a sturdy handle as an integral part. Zygomatic arch awls are used in orthopedic procedures to treat oral and/or maxillary fractures.
Entry Terms : "Zygomatic Arch Bone Awls" , "Maxillary Fracture Awls"
UMDC code : 20991