Cortical holes were made in the alveolar bone with a small and round carbide bur from the canine to the second premolar, curving apically to pass 3-5 mm from the apex [Figure 3] and fine osteotomes
were advanced in the coronal direction.
The osteotomies are followed by a controlled fracture with osteotomes
(figure 2, A and B).
Stappert, "Sinus floor elevation using osteotomes
: a systematic review and meta-analysis," Journal ofPeriodontology, vol.
Bilateral pterygomaxillary separation was performed by using a curved chisel osteotome
, and lateral nasal osteotomies were performed by using guided chisel osteotomes
Using a combination of osteotomes
and a burr, the gentle waist of the femoral head and neck junction was reconstituted.
For femoral preparation, offset box osteotomes
and broach handles allow for greater ease in broaching and step placement.
This pressure is applied on all segments (dermatomes, myotomes, and osteotomes
) that are associated with the injured joint.
Aesthetic enhancement of anterior dental implants with the use of tapered osteotomes
a nd soft-tissue manipulation, Dent Surg Products 1998;6-7:28.
Phillips and Biant (Phillips and Biant 2011) note Plaster of Paris is still utilised regularly, and the design of the Thomas splint and a number of instruments such as saws, bone nibblers and osteotomes
have changed little since their inception.
The design of osteotomes
as we know them today dates back to the 17th or 18th century.
Resection was carried out in a piecemeal fashion, with osteotomes