Bone cutter - Wikipedia
Bone cutter
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A bone cutter is a surgical instrument used to cut or remove bones.[1][2] In addition to surgery, they are also used in forensics, torture, and dismemberment.
A bone cutter
Types of medical bone cutters include:
A costotome in the open position
Costotome – A Costotome is a specialised rib cutter used to gain access to the thoracic cavity. It has two levers; the first one to be operated grasps the rib, and the second one cuts the rib.[4][5]
See also
Instruments used in general surgery
References
  1. ^ Bone cutters and rongeurs at WPI Surgical Instruments
  2. ^ Neelima Anil Malik. Textbook of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. (2012) - 1044 pag. ISBN 9350259389, ISBN 9789350259382
  3. ^ Surgery. 1963 12 01 Sternal saw--new instrument for splitting the sternum. DIETHRICH EB, MORRIS JD. Surgery. PMID 14027806
  4. ^​http://samhs.org.au/Virtual%20Museum/Surgery/costotome/costotome.html
  5. ^ Kapur, MM (January 1, 2008). Introduction to Surgical Instruments and Procedures. Elsevier India. pp. 15–16. ISBN 9788131216064.

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