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Curettes, Surgical, Joint

Definition : Surgical curettes designed for debridement of tissue during open joint surgery and/or arthroscopic procedures. These curettes are typically slender, metallic, manual, handheld or endoscopic instruments with solid spoon-like or ring-like sharp-edge working ends, a straight shaft, and a fine handle (a triangular shape is typical). Dedicated joint curettes are used for debridement of cartilage in open orthopedic surgical procedures, such as the insertion of a patch in patients with condylar defects; joint curettes intended to perform orthopedic procedures through endoscopes (i.e., arthroscopes) are also available.

Entry Terms : "Joint Surgery Curettes"

UMDC code : 21341

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