Amputation saw, France, 1801-1900

1801-1900 in France

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Reciprocating amputation saw for removal of head of femur, by Mathieu, French

This ingenious device was used to cut through the femur bone in the thigh. The forceps at the front are used to grip the bone and the double edged semi-circular saw can be moved forward or backward to be placed behind the bone. The saw is then moved from side to side using the ebony handle to cut through the bone. Made by Mathieu, a French surgical instrument maker, the handles are textured to improve grip.


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ebony and steel
amputation saw
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • surgical equipment
  • surgical instrument
  • surgical saw
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • surgical equipment
  • surgical instrument

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