Punches, Surgical, Spine, Cervical Discectomy
Definition : Spinal surgery punches designed to excise small segments of tissue (typically in the form of a thin disc several millimeters in diameter) from the cervical spine and/or posterior ligament. These punches are typically handheld, manual instruments with a cutting mechanism (e.g., movable, two-part) at the distal end with a size appropriate to perform the procedure and are operated by grasping an articulated handle. Cervical spinal punches may have distal ends designed for straight, downward, or upward cutting; they are used mainly to perform anterior cervical discectomy.
Entry Terms : "Cervical Discectomy Punches"
UMDC code : 22720