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My favourite surgical instrument

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7529.1383 (Published 08 December 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:1383
  1. Bisalahalli Muddu (bnmuddu@hotmail.com), consultant orthopaedic surgeon
  1. Tameside General Hospital, Ashton-under-Lyne

    When I started as a registrar in orthopaedics, one of the first consultants I worked with always used a MacDonald's dissector when things were difficult. His theatre sister remarked to me quietly that he could not operate unless it was on the scrub trolley. The instrument is used to tease soft tissues away from major structures such as nerves, tendons, and arteries as well …

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