Knives, Surgical, Multipurpose, Scalpel, Microsurgery

Definition : Surgical multipurpose scalpels smaller than standard scalpels that are designed to cut or dissect tissue during microsurgical procedures. These scalpels typically consist of manual, handheld knives with a straight handle and a small blade located at the distal tip. The blades are of one of a variety of shapes (e.g., pointed, crescent, trapezoid) and may be placed at straight or angled positions related to the handle. Microsurgery scalpels are available as reusable or single-use instruments. Microsurgery scalpels may also consist of a combination of a reusable handle and a detachable single-use blade placed at the distal end. They are used in a great variety of microsurgical procedures (e.g., neurosurgery, middle ear, ophthalmic).

Entry Terms : "Microsurgery Scalpels" , "Microsurgery Knives" , "Knives, Microsurgery"

UMDC code : 27600

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