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3. Surgical Instruments


Surgical knives (figure 3-23) are used to cut soft tissue and incise localized abscesses. A surgical knife is comprised of a handle and interchangeable blades. Four sizes and shapes of detachable blades and three types of handles are available.

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Figure 3-23. Surgical knife handle and blades.

David L. Heiserman, Editor

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Revised: June 06, 2015