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Arthroscopic Suture Punch (Shutt – Linvatec)

Health Sciences · Robert W. Jackson Arthroscopy

A pair of arthroscopic forceps (model 18.1008) with a tip consisting featuring a single sharpened point. A hinged cover pivots downward over the tooth in such a way that tissue compressed in the jaws of the tip will be pierced by the point. The inner handle of the forceps actuates the mechanism.

At the upper-rear portion of the handle is a thumb wheel whose circumference is covered in orange rubber-like material.

Accession Number: 2021.JAC.138

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Primary Materials: Stainless Steel


Printed on the moving portion of the Handle: “18.1008”
Printed on the opposite side of the handle: “FV 769″ . The same is stamped on the inner portion of the handle.”
Stamped adjacent to the above: “STAINLESS”

Printed on the upper portion of the handle: “SHUTT – Linvatec USA”, ” “2-0 to #1// MONO ONLY”
Printed below this on the stationary handle: “PATENTED”

Stamped or engraved on the opposite Side Embossed: “STAINLESS”
Stamped inside the handle: “EW 299”

Dimensions (cm): Height = 11 Width = .7, Length= 23.5



This artifact is in very good condition with very light signs of wear on the matte finish of the handle. There are small orange stains in three areas of one face of the handle.

Associated Instruments:

Manufacturer: Shutt – Linvatec, Utica, NY, USA

Date of Manufacture: Late 20th c.


The Robert W. Jackson Arthroscopy Collection was acquired by the University of Toronto from Dr. Jackson’s family on November 12th, 2020.

This artifact was received in an unmarked, latched case that contained items 2021.JAC.137 through 2021.JAC.148.

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Historical Notes:

  • Donated to UTSIC