[Histonet] bone saws

Weber, Susan (VHACLE) Susan.Weber2 <@t> va.gov
Mon Dec 17 07:41:44 CST 2007

My last job was for a hospital which was primarily orthopedic; we cut
four to five TKR and two to three THR specimens a day! There is a
wonderful product which is a band bone saw which uses diamond blades
instead of tooth type blades and water to keep the bone dust from
flying. I used this all the time and as long as you use the DIAMOND
blade it is quite safe. My distributor was Mar-Med and the Reps name is
Ron Sienk. The phone number is (440) 572-5175.  Thermo also has a holder
with a hacksaw type blade (it is a double blade (I put two cassette
lids, one at either end to separate the blades better, and created a
perfect thickness for decal) it is called the Saw Bones and can be found
in their catalog or on their web-site.  We decaled the cut sections
overnight in Surgipath Decal I (Formic Acid-Formalin) and Stephens
Scientific Decal II (Chelating HCL) for the day or overnight if needed.
This is just the right amount of decal for AVN bone pathology (not too
much- not too little). Good Luck! Happy Holidays!

Susan M. Weber, HT(ASCP)
Louis Stokes Cleveland  VA Medical Center
Supervisor, Histology Laboratory
(216) 791-3800 ext 6154

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Subject: [Histonet] bone saws

I'm looking for information on bone saws.  It will primarily be used for
femoral heads and knee caps.  What kinds are you using?
My Pathologist wants some kind of device that will immobilize the
femoral heads so they don't roll around when cutting.  Any ideas out
As always your answers are appreciated!
Stacy McLaughlin, HT
Cooley Dickinson Hospital
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