Definition : Chisels designed to cut and shape hard tissue (e.g., bone, cartilage) during surgical procedures. These chisels typically consist of a handheld, manual flat-blade instrument with a cutting edge that is beveled on one side at the distal end and a handle. Dedicated surgical chisels are available in a variety of shapes and sizes according to the procedure to be performed; they are used in orthopedic, plastic, middle-ear, and other surgical procedures.
Entry Terms : "Surgical Chisels"
UMDC code : 21026