A pin and plate cutter with a tungsten carbide tip is a specialized surgical instrument. It is used in orthopedic surgeries to cut pins and plates that have been used for fixation of fractures or other bone-related procedures. The addition of a tungsten carbide tip enhances the cutting efficiency and durability of the instrument.
It is typically designed with two opposing cutting blades that come together to cut through pins or plates. The tungsten carbide tip is incorporated into the cutting edge of the blades to enhance their cutting ability. Pin and plate cutters with tungsten carbide tips are valuable tools in orthopedic surgeries, especially for the removal of fixation devices like pins and plates. They enable surgeons to make precise cuts, minimizing tissue trauma and reducing the time required for the removal procedure.