Archive February 2011 XII, No. 2

Thinking of Buying...Surgical Power Tools

Tips on buying the instruments that put power in your surgeons" hands.

Janis Snyder, RN

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If you're in the market for surgical drills and saws, one of the first decisions you'll have to make is how they'll be powered: electrically, pneumatically or by battery. Electric power tools are tethered by cords to outlets, and pneumatic equipment requires hose connections to a source of compressed nitrogen. Battery-operated saws and drills have the advantage of cordless use.

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