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Saws, Cast, Electric, Reciprocating

Definition : Electric cast saws designed to cut casts with serrated blades that reciprocate alternately. These saws are handheld instruments with an electric motor; a mechanism to drive the blades; one or two detachable, toothed, straight or curved blades; and an electric cable; some saws include a foot guide for the blades. Reciprocating electric saws are used to cut casts using dedicated plaster or fiberglass blades for cast removal especially from the thorax or pelvis, creation of a hinged cast, or to open a window in the cast to view underlying tissue; saws using two parallel reciprocating blades that cut a strip of cast are also available.

Entry Terms : "Reciprocating Saws"

UMDC code : 22736

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