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Chisels, Surgical, Middle Ear, Foot Plate

Definition : Middle-ear surgical chisels designed to fenestrate and/or cut pieces from the flat oval plate of bone on the stapes (base of stapes or foot plate) that fits into the oval window of the middle ear. These chisels typically consist of a very small, slender, handheld, manual instrument including a narrow flat blade with a cutting edge that is beveled on one side at the distal end, a straight or angled semirigid shaft, and an integral handle. Foot-plate surgical chisels are used during endaural surgical procedures; very small foot-plate chisels are available for microsurgical procedures.

Entry Terms : "Footplate Chisels, Surgical" , "Foot Plate Surgery Chisels"

UMDC code : 21034

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