(a) Identification. A skull punch is a device used to punch holes through a patient's skull to allow fixation of cranioplasty plates or bone flaps by wire or other means.
(b) Classification. Class I (general controls). The device is exempt from the premarket notification procedures in subpart E of part 807 of this chapter subject to 882.9. This exemption does not apply to powered compound cranial drills, burrs, trephines, and their accessories classified under 882.4305.
[44 FR 51730, Sept. 4, 1979, as amended at 65 FR 2319, Jan. 14, 2000]