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Saws, Surgical, Bone, Pneumatic, Sagittal

Definition : Pneumatic surgical saws designed to cut bone and other hard tissue using a toothed blade that oscillates at a very high speed in a plane that includes the axis of the machine (i.e., sagittal) without full rotation. These saws are typically small, handheld, powered instruments with a pneumatic motor to drive a sagittal blade and a hose connected to the pressurized gas source. Pneumatic-power bone surgery saws are smaller and less noisy than electric saws but produce a larger amount of debris. They are used in orthopedic, cardiothoracic, and other surgical procedures.

Entry Terms : "Sagittal Saws"

UMDC code : 22777

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