Definition : Curettes designed to scrape and/or remove superficial tissue from an anatomic cavity, surface, or structure during surgical procedures. These curettes typically consist of handheld, manual instruments with a working end that resembles a solid or ring-like spoon with sharp or blunt edges and a handle at the other end; some surgical curettes have working ends at both extremes. Dedicated surgical curettes are available for use in a variety of tissue (e.g., bone, skin, ear, eye), and a variety of procedures (i.e., gynecologic, orthopedic, otolaryngology, ophthalmic, spinal surgery). Some surgical curettes are especially designed for endoscopic use.
Entry Terms : "Surgical Curettes"
UMDC code : 21319