Saws, Surgical, Bone, Electric, Reciprocating
Definition : Electric surgical saws designed to cut bone and other hard tissue using a serrated blade that oscillates at a very high speed perpendicular to the axis of the machine without full rotation. These saws are typically small, handheld, powered instruments with an electric motor to drive the blade, an electric cable, and a flat, detachable, circular or semi-circular, toothed blade. Electric bone surgical saws are used in orthopedic, cardiothoracic, and other surgical procedures (e.g., thyrotomy, laryngeal cartilage resection) to cut bone or cartilage with minimal damage to the surrounding tissue.
Entry Terms : "Reciprocating Saws"
UMDC code : 22763