Definition of osteotome in English:


Syllabification: os·te·o·tome
Pronunciation: /ˈästēəˌtōm


  • A surgical instrument for cutting bone, typically resembling a chisel.
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    • The rhinoplasty technique was tailored to suit each case, and included hump removal using scalpel and osteotomes.
    • Second, the surgeon uses straight and curved osteotomes to cut the bone parallel to the acetabulum's posterior column.
    • The surgeon uses an osteotome and mallet together with curettes under direct vision in the proximal canal.

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