Knives, Surgical, Spinal
Definition : Surgical knives designed to cut the anatomical structures of the vertebral column. These devices consist of manual handheld instruments that usually have a sturdy flat or rounded straight handle and a long blade with a sharp cutting edge at the distal end. Spinal surgery knives are used in a variety of surgical procedures. Dedicated knives intended for discectomy procedures and to interrupt the lateral spinothalamic tract (i.e., cordotomy) are also available.
Entry Terms : "Neurosurgery Vascular Knives" , "Spinal Column Knives" , "Vertebral Column Knives" , "Spinal Cord Knives" , "Cordotomy Knives" , "Discectomy Knives" , "Spinal Knives" , "Neurosurgery Knives"
UMDC code : 27592