Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Department of Otorhinolaryngology
University of Pennsylvania Hospital
7 Silverstein/3400 Spruce St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
RELATIVELY RECENT innovations in powered instrumentation have expanded the niche for powered instrumentation by creating the opportunity for improved precision and technical ease while minimizing tissue trauma. A new powered rasp for precise takedown or smoothing of the bony hump (Figure 1) offers a significant advance in surgical instrumentation. A rasp attachment for a commonly used reciprocating saw that is widely used for other surgical techniques allows this precision instrument to have specific application in rasping of the bony nasal dorsum. These powered rasps reproduce the action of a manual rasp but in a more precisely controlled manner. Rasping may be undertaken under direct visualization. Speeds of up to 15 000 reciprocations per minute with a 5-mm back-and-forth excursion are possible.
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