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Open Curette (Shutt – Concept, 4mm)

Health Sciences · Robert W. Jackson Arthroscopy

A metal instrument (catalogue no. 25.1005) consisting of a handle with a triangular cross section and a shaft ending in a curved, gouge-like loop tip with a sharpened edge. The tip is offset from the shaft at a shallow angle. The handle has a black coating that is very worn.

Accession Number: 2021.JAC.180

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Primary Materials: Stainless Steel


The following is printed on the shaft: “SHUTT CONCEPT” “25.1005”

Dimensions (cm):

Height = 1.3, Width = 1.3, Length= 22.8


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. The black coating is worn and scratched.

Associated Instruments:


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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Historical Notes:

  • Donated to UTSIC