Saws, Postmortem, Electric, Rotary
Definition : Electric saws designed to cut tissue during autopsy and dissection (i.e., postmortem) procedures using a serrated blade that rotates at a very high speed. These saws are waterproof (doubled-insulated), heavy-duty, handheld instruments with an electric motor; a mechanism to drive the blade; a detachable, toothed, circular flat blade; and an electric cable. Saws using a mechanism that operates two parallel rotating blades are also available. Rotary electric postmortem saws are used to cut tissue and/or bones not intended for subsequent examination or test; saws are frequently provided with an extraction unit and a container for collecting bone/tissue debris.
Entry Terms : "Rotary Saws"
UMDC code : 22752