Accession Number : AD0699527

Title :   BLOOD LOSS USING STRYKER RECIPROCATING SAW IN VERTICAL OSTEOTOMY OF THE MANDIBLE,

Corporate Author : NAVAL DENTAL SCHOOL BETHESDA MD

Personal Author(s) : Marble,H. B.

Report Date : 15 OCT 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : A Stryker micro-reciprocating saw was used to perform vertical osteotomies for surgical correction of mandibular prognathism, and was evaluated with respect to time of operation and amount of blood loss. Twenty-six operations were studied, half performed by standard procedures with a cutting bur, and half with a Stryker reciprocating saw. Operating time was recorded routinely; blood loss was measured by standard operating room techniques. There was no observable difference in time, but average blood losses of 408 ml per operation with a cutting bur were reduced to 200 ml by use of the Stryker saw. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*DENTISTRY, SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS), (*SURGICAL TECHNIQUES, MOUTH), BONES, HEAD(ANATOMY), BLOOD, HEMORRHAGE, SURGERY, SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS, SAWS

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE