bone forceps n.
Strong forceps used for seizing or removing fragments of bone.
In removing the bone overlying the infected thrombus, the gouge and chisel should be used rather than the bone forceps or burr.
Cut through the bases of the transverse processes with bone forceps.
Some authorities advocate removal of the ‘bridge’ by means of bone forceps.
Then, with a pair of bone forceps, more bone can be punched away quickly until a sufficient opening is obtained (Fig. 243).