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Instruments

A closer look at the tip of the spreader; notice the grips point outward to hold onto the bone, and pulling outward on the handles would apply the force outward as well. Most rib spreaders are on a track with teeth so the two ends can be gradually clicked further open; perhaps this tool was more of a bone breaking mechanism. On the right is a large scissor that was most likely used to cut ligaments and other tough tissue.

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