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Punches, Surgical, Spine

Definition : Surgical punches designed to excise a segment of tissue (typically in the form of a thin disc of several millimeters in diameter) from the spinal cord and/or associated tissue. These punches are typically handheld, manual instruments with a cutting mechanism (e.g., movable two-part) at the distal end and are operated by grasping an articulated handle. Spinal cord punches may have distal ends designed for straight, downward, or upward cutting; dedicated spinal punches are available to perform anterior cervical discectomy and/or laminectomy.

Entry Terms : "Spinal Surgery Punches"

UMDC code : 16939

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