angled shank

angled shank,

n an adaptation to the design of a handheld instrument in order to allow easier access to posterior teeth or to individual tooth surfaces which might otherwise be difficult to reach. See also instrument, hand.
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With the 70-degree face of a Gracey, dual cutting blades of a universal curette and contra angled shank design, the Y-ME Curette combines efficiency, function and the ability to make a difference.
Lockney, TX) is a subsoil tillage implement having angled shanks that lift the soil, loosening and shattering the soil along natural fracture planes.
The angled shanks allow the opened or closed mechanism to lie flat along the patient's temple and out of the way.