Rib Cutter

SCANLAN® Dennis Rib Cutter

VATS and Open Thoracotomy Procedures

  • May be used for:
    • Chest wall resections
    • First rib resections
    • Resecting the costal cartilage during some Pectus procedures
  • Smooth feeling cutting mechanism provides clean, sharp cuts
  • Safety – the blade is centered on the footplate minimizing the possibility of inadvertently cutting tissue surrounding the rib or costal cartilage
  • 0-6 cm ruler on the distal end of the instrument
  • Fits through a 15 mm incision
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The Scanlan Group is a unique combination of enterprising businesses dedicated to providing the highest quality products and services to the medical community. Designed to work independently and confidentially, each company is built on a wealth of knowledge gained from working with leading medical professionals since 1921.


Scanlan International, Inc.

Committed to the design and manufacture of the highest quality surgical instrumentation


Surgical Technologies, Inc.

Contractual support to medical device manufacturers


McLean Medical and Scientific, Inc.

McLean Medical and Scientific, Inc., specializes in providing the finest surgical instrumentation to customer’s exact specifications.


Scanlan Group B.V. 

Authorized European Representative Program and Regulatory Assistance