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Burs, Surgical, Spine

Definition : Surgical burs designed for excavation, incision, or removal of bone and hard tissue during neurosurgical and microsurgical procedures of the spine. These burs typically consist of a long shank made of steel or tungsten carbide with a well-differentiated working head in appropriate sizes and shapes (e.g., round, cylinder, cone) on the distal end; a tapered, notched, or elongated proximal end to fit into the rotary handpiece; and a long neck that connects the shank to the working part. Dedicated spine surgery burs are available for specific applications (e.g., graft harvesting, impaction); they are used in procedures such as the application of prosthetic plates to the cervical vertebrae (i.e., cervical plating). Spinal burs are usually intended for reuse after sterilization, but disposable (single use) devices are available.

Entry Terms : "Spinal Surgery Burs" , "Spine Surgery Burs"

UMDC code : 21386

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