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Saws, Cast, Electric

Definition : Saws driven by electricity (either line or battery power), designed to cut casts. These saws are powered instruments with an electric motor, a mechanism to drive the blade, and an electric cable. Electric cast saws are available as handheld instruments or, less frequently, as stationary tabletop devices; oscillating or reciprocating saws are used to cut casts without damaging the patient's body; rotary saws are not appropriate for this use. Electric power cast saws are used to cut casts using dedicated plaster or fiberglass blades for cast removal, creation of a hinged cast, or to open a window in the cast to view underlying tissue.

Entry Terms : "Cast Cutters, Electric" , "Electric Saws"

UMDC code : 16340

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