Use of the cylinder osteotome for cancellous bone grafting

Plast Reconstr Surg. 1987 Jul;80(1):129-32. doi: 10.1097/00006534-198707000-00024.


An instrument is described for removing iliac crest cancellous bone grafts under local anesthesia. The device has widespread applications for plastic and orthopedic surgery. The convenience of obtaining bone grafts with this device broadens the use of bone-grafting techniques in patients in whom the need for bone graft is unexpected.

MeSH terms

  • Bone Transplantation*
  • Humans
  • Osteotomy / instrumentation*
  • Surgery, Plastic
  • Surgical Instruments*