Ultrasonic Bone Scalpel and Its Role In Spine Surgeries : An Article Review

Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics | Vol 7 | Issue 1 |  Jan-Jun 2022 | page: 20-27| TausifAhmed Shikalgar, Priyank Patel, Abhay Nene, Shubhanshu Bhaladhare, Sanjay Puri, Manojkumar Gaddiker


Author: TausifAhmed Shikalgar [1], Priyank Patel [1], Abhay Nene [1], Shubhanshu Bhaladhare [1], Sanjay Puri [1], Manojkumar Gaddiker [1]

[1] Department of Orthopaedics, Lilavati Hospital and Research Centre, Bandra (W), Mumbai 400050, India


Address of Correspondence
Dr. Tausif Ahmed Shikalgar,
Fellow Spine Surgery, Under Dr. Abhay Nene, Lilavati Hospital and Research Centre, Bandra (W), Mumbai – 400 050, Maharashtra, India.


The past few decades have seen tremendous improvement in the field of spine surgery. Spine surgery involves a number of procedures from simple laminectomy to deformity correction. This requires high surgical skills and care, which is achieved by a number of instruments, which, in turn, protect surgeons from committing complications. Recent advancements in spine surgery include ultrasonic bone scalpel, which cut bone accurately and precisely. It is a unique surgical device which offers a controlled osteotomy which slices the hard bone while the soft tissues remain largely unaffected. The major benefits of using this modern instrument are the soft-tissue sparing, controlled cutting, reduced bleeding, and thereby increasing the effectiveness. The aim of this article is to summarize its uses in current practice of spine surgeons and to focus on its advantages and complications associated with uses of this device.

Keywords: Ultrasonic bone scalpel, spine surgery, complications, safety, osteotomy


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How to Cite this article: Shikalgar TA, Patel P, Nene A, Bhaladhare S, Puri S, Gaddikeri M. Ultrasonic Bone Scalpel and its Role in Spine Surgeries: An Article Review. Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics Jan-Jun 2022;7(1):20-27.

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