Arch Plast Surg.  2019 May;46(3):282-284. 10.5999/aps.2018.01263.

Design of a combined cartilage graft crusher, morselizer and holder for use in rhinoplasty

  • 1Department of Plastic Surgery, Akademikliniken Clinic, Stockholm, Sweden.


A combined cartilage holder and crusher is described that allows the surgeon to hold, crush, morselize, and suture a single piece or stack of cartilage graft without letting it slip. The customized slit-shaped jaws allow adequate room for the suture needle, while the serrated surfaces hold the cartilage firmly. The use of this instrument is advocated primarily in rhinoplasty for manipulating and suturing a small cartilage graft or a stack of grafts. The use of this instrument may be extended to aesthetic or reconstructive cases where cartilage grafts need to be sutured or shaped, as in eyelid, ear, and nipple reconstruction.


Rhinoplasty; Cartilage graft; Shield graft
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