A Bone tamper or tamp is a solid stainless steel dowel with serrated or knurled grip to prevent slippage and a flattened working end. Bone tampers are also available with a fibe glass handles.
Orthopedic surgeons usually use this instrument with a mallet to compact or wedge into place autologous, cadaveric or synthetic graft to enable new bone growth. Surtex instruments offers a variety of bone tampers with different sizes and working end shapes that are suitable for different fields of operations. Caspar Bone Tamper, for example, is supplied with a narrow working end to ensure accuracy during compacting a small structure or bone.