joker

joker2016-12-06T12:58:29+00:00

joker 

joker image from New Medical Terms

joker image from New Medical Terms

ORTHOPAEDICS 

An instrument used in orthopaedic surgery to lift bone flaps, and elevate the periosteum (composite image, right)

Synonym Joker periosteal elevator

SURGERY 

A popular term for any instrument a surgeon has grown accustomed to being handed during surgery or a procedure.
The term is named after the Joker in a deck of cards which, in many games, is a wild card that can be anything the holder of the card chooses it to be

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