Bone Saw

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From:Linda Jenkins <>
Date:Mon, 11 Oct 1999 17:49:59 -0400
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Dear Patty,
	Using a band saw to cut femoral heads is much safer if you use a
large melon ball maker padded with sponges.  This device looks like a pair
of scissors -- but instead of blades there are two rounded cups at the end.
I superglue the cassette sponges to the inside and edge of the cups for
additional gripping power.  It also has the additional safety feature of
placing a metal handle between your hand and the blade.  Haven't lost a
femoral head in years-or any fingers:-)
PS - Did you pathologist perhaps confuse Stryker saw with Scroll saw?
Can't imagine using a scroll saw for cutting cortical bone.
Linda Jenkins, HT
Clemson University
Department of Bioengineering
Clemson, SC

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