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1/48th kit Bone saw and tonsilotome tools, quarter scale

1/48th kit Bone saw and tonsilotome tools, quarter scale

Flat packed in kit form and ready for construction in colours of your own choosing.


Size: each tool 2 cms long and fits onto our surgical tool table which is available separately in store.


First described in India in 1000 BC, the tonsillectomy procedure increased in popularity in the 1800s, when a partial removal of the tonsil was performed. Because part of the tonsil was left behind, it frequently became hypertrophied and caused recurrence of the obstruction.

The tonsilotome or Tonsillectomy is a surgical procedure in which both palatine tonsils are fully removed from the back of the throat. The procedure is mainly performed for recurrent throat infections and obstructive sleep apnea.

Physick’s original “tonsil guillotine” used a razor blade to compress the tonsil and cut it from front to back. The tonsillotome required no other instruments and considerably less skill than a scalpel and forceps. In fact, a doctor could perform a tonsillotomy with one hand and no assistant.

Unpowered bone cutting implements include varieties of hacksaw and sabre saw. In many applications, the saw is used in specialised jigs to provide accurate, measurable cuts, e.g. in knee surgery. Specialized saws such as the Gigli saw, a cable made of sharp strands of wire, are also used in some procedures.


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