Definition : Knives designed for cutting tissues and/or other anatomic structures during surgical procedures. These devices consist of manual, handheld instruments of a variety of shapes and sizes according to the site and/or the tissue or organ to be cut. Surgical knives may consist of a cutting blade integral to a handle (usually single-use, disposable instruments) while other knives (e.g., scalpels) are two-part instruments with disposable blades that can be attached to a common reusable handle. Dedicated surgical knives are available for ophthalmic, orthopedic, middle ear, plastic, and other operative procedures.
Entry Terms : "Surgical Knives"
UMDC code : 27516