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Cupped Curette (Shutt – Concept, 3mm)

Health Sciences · Robert W. Jackson Arthroscopy

A metal instrument consisting of a handle with a triangular cross-section with a shaft ending in a rounded, gouge-like tip with a sharpened perimeter. The tip is offset from the shaft at a shallow angle.

Accession Number: 2021.JAC.178

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Primary Materials: Stainless Steel


Printed on the shaft in lettering that is difficult to see: SHUTT CONCEPT// 24.1006// ARTICULAR CARTILAGE ONLY”
Written on the handle in black permanent ink: “DR ROBERT J”// “JACKSON”

Dimensions (cm):

Height = 1.3, Width = 1.3, Length= 22.6


A curette is a surgical instrument used for such tasks as removing biological material, removing dead tissue, and gathering biopsy samples. 


This instrument appears to be in good condition. There is some discolouration on the handle, including dark marks near the bases on one face.

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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 was received in a metal tray marked “ARTHROSCOPY INSTRUMENTS (MUSEUM PIECES)” 2021.JAC.148 to 183

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