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saw

(saw),
A metal operating instrument having an edge of sharp, toothlike projections, for dividing bone, cartilage, or plaster; edges may be attached to a rigid band, a flexible wire or chain, or a motorized oscillator.
[A.S. saga]

saw

(saw) a cutting instrument with a serrated edge.
Gigli's wire saw  a flexible wire with saw teeth.
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Gigli's wire saw as used in removing segment of the skull.

saw

Orthopedics Any of a number of manual or electric devices with a serrated cutting edge, used to cut bone and/or hard tissue. See Stryker saw.

saw

(saw)
A metal operating instrument having an edge of sharp, toothlike projections, for dividing bone, cartilage, or plaster; edges may be attached to a rigid band, a flexible wire or chain, or a motorized oscillator.
[A.S. saga]

saw

(saw)
A metal operating instrument having an edge of sharp, toothlike projections, for dividing bone, cartilage, or plaster; edges may be attached to a rigid band, a flexible wire or chain, or a motorized oscillator.
[A.S. saga]

saw,

n a cutting blade with a toothed edge used to cut material too hard to slice with a knife.
saw, Gigli's wire,
n.pr a flexible wire with teeth used for osteotomy procedures; often used in blind operations.
saw, gold,
n an instrument with a thin sawlike blade used for removing surplus metal from the contact area of gold-foil restorations.
saw, Joseph,
n.pr a nasal saw often used in ramusotomy of the mandible.
saw, Koeber's,
n.pr a saw consisting of a thin, replaceable blade held in a frame; used to trim gross excess from the proximal portion of a Class II foil restoration in the preliminary stages of finishing and contouring.
saw, oscillating,
n an oscillating blade in an electrical or compressed gas-driven unit; used to cut bone.
saw, rotary,
n a rotary blade on a shaft in an electrical or compressed gas-driven unit; used to cut bone.

saw

multi-toothed cutting instrument.

chain saw
Stryker saw
surgical saw
modeled on carpentry tools but made of sterilizable materials; used for cutting cartilage and bone.
wire saw
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