A. Satinsky Vena Cava elevator.
B. Aneurysm elevator.
C. Periosteal elevator.
D. Doyen’s elevator.
The surgical instrument shown in the picture above represents Periosteal elevator.
Periosteal elevators are mainly used to lift full thickness soft tissue flaps. The tips require protection and need to be kept very sharp otherwise shredding of the flap can happen.
The most common types in use are the double ended Molt P9 but also the Molt 2 and Molt 4. Other types available are periosteotome, Fedi and Ochsenbein chisels.