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What is a Microdebrider?


Updated August 26, 2009

Definition: A microdebrider is a rotary cutting tool commonly used in ear, nose and throat surgeries. It is often used to shave tissue and bone. The tool is hooked up to suction that removes excess blood and tissue and can be controlled by a foot pedal.
Pronunciation: Mi-cro-de-bride-er
A microdebrider may reduce bleeding and pain after a tonsillectomy.

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