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Chisels, Surgical, Bone, Sternum

Definition : Surgical chisels designed to cut the elongated, flattened bone forming the middle part of the thorax (i.e., the sternum). These chisels typically consist of a sturdy handheld, manual instrument including a flat blade with a cutting edge that is beveled on one side (either rectangular or rounded) that is conformed at a right angle with the shaft of the instrument and an integral straight or cross handle. Sternum chisels are used mainly during thoracic (e.g., pulmonary) surgery to open the thoracic cavity.

Entry Terms : "Sternum Chisels"

UMDC code : 21028

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