Cottle-Freer Elevator

Surgical instrument with a Cottle end and a Freer end.


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Zaidi, S., Naik, P., & Ahmed, S. (2021). Three‐Dimensional printed instruments used in a Septoplasty: A new paradigm in Surgery. Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology, 6(4), 613–618. doi:10.1002/lio2.579.


Cottle's elevator is an important instrument used in facial and plastic surgery to slide under soft tissue and periosteum to extend distances creating a tunnel effect. The width of the blade allows a large area of ​​tissue to be lifted.
The Freer elevator is a specialized instrument designed for elevation and separation of the periosteum and other soft tissue. It plays a vital role in dental, nasal and neurosurgical procedures. It has a blade that scrapes the bone and can also help with dissection.

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3D printed in PLA with an Anycubic Mega S printer.



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Bc918875bd7e83600773d75b11d42321?default=blank&size=40Leonor Calhau published this design ago