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- n. a medical tool used for cutting or marking bone, used in dental implantation
- n. a kind of bone saw used in the 19th and early 20th centuries
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Strong nippers or a chisel for dividing bone.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In surgery, a sawlike instrument for cutting bones, specifically one for cutting the bones of the fetal cranium when it is necessary to reduce it considerably to permit delivery.
- n. A form of chisel used to divide the bone in the operation of osteotomy for the correction of deformity.
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If there is no prospect of spontaneous rectification, the upper end of the tibia should be divided with the osteotome, and the limb straightened.
Jones 'wrench, used in the same manner as for club-foot, or the parts are exposed by operation; the bone is divided by means of an osteotome, the foot forcibly inverted, and the limb put up in the same way as in a recent fracture.
When the deformity is comparatively slight, the bone is divided with an osteotome and straightened; when there is marked bending or angling, a wedge is taken from the convexity, as in the operation for bow-leg.
All intermediate forms are met with, and when confined to the maxilla, the resulting disfigurement may be improved or remedied by operation; the cheek is raised or reflected and the bone shaved away with a strong knife or osteotome.