Definition : Saws designed to cut hard tissue during surgical (e.g., orthopedic, microsurgery) procedures. These saws are typically handheld, manual instruments with a serrated blade and a handle or, less frequently, tabletop powered devices that drive a reciprocating, oscillating, or sagittal blade. Surgical saws are used mainly to cut bones with minimal damage to the surrounding tissue; dedicated manual surgical saws are available for amputation procedures. Small, thin saws intended for delicate plastic surgery procedures are also available.
Entry Terms : "Bone Saws" , "Surgical Saws" , "Saws, Bone"
UMDC code : 22758