Trephines, Surgical, Craniotomy

Definition : Surgical trephines designed to cut circular sections of the skull. These devices are typically handheld, manual instruments with two coaxial drills and a drive shank attached to an integral T-shaped handle for manipulation (i.e., application of torque); some instruments include a graduated scale on the cutting cylinder. Typically, the external cutting blade has a circular-saw-like working edge and the internal blade at the center is used for guiding purposes. Some trephines have detachable blades and a manually operated (i.e., a hand brace) or power (e.g., electrical) rotary handpiece. Skull surgery trephines are used to open small holes in the cranium for insertion of catheters and/or encephaloscopes for diagnosis or treatment purposes, such as to alleviate intracranial pressure, obtain cerebrospinal fluid samples, and inject radiopaque dyes. Automated powered devices (known as cranial perforators) are more frequently used for skull perforation than manually propelled trephines; dedicated hand drills including guards and/or footplates are also used to perform craniotomy.

Entry Terms : "Trephines, Skull" , "Skull Surgery Trephines" , "Cranial Surgery Trephines" , "Bone Trephines" , "Trephines, Bone" , "Skull Trephines" , "Craniotomy Surgical Trephines" , "Trephines, Surgical, Skull"

UMDC code : 14152

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AliMed Inc

Company Type: Parent

AliMed is an American manufacturing company and supplier of high quality products — everything from pre-formed orthoses, alarms for fall management, cushions, diagnostic imaging and operating room accessories, orthopedic rehabilitation equipment, ergonomic workplace solutions and emergency preparedness.

Boss Instruments Ltd

Company Type: Parent

BOSS Instruments, Ltd. is a surgical instrument company which concentrates on the manufacture and continual development of specialty lines of instruments in the following areas: Ear, Nose, and Throat, General Surgery, Laparoscopy, Neurosurgery, Obstetric/Gynecology, Ophthalmic, Orthopedic, Plastic, Table Mounted Retractors, Vascular/Cardiovascular, and Bariatric.

Hu-Friedy Mfg Co LLC

Company Type: Parent

Hubert Zepf Inc

Company Type: Parent

Sklar Corp

Company Type: Parent

Sklar Instruments is a leading provider of quality surgical instruments to doctors, hospitals and health service agencies worldwide. Our product line includes more than 10,000 patterns of precision-crafted, stainless steel surgical instruments for the OB/GYN, orthopedic, dental, ENT, cardiovascular, endoscopic, dermatology and veterinary markets. We also carry an impressive line of sterile disposable instruments, procedure trays and supplies as well as polishes, lubricants and disinfectants for superior instrument care.

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