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Stryker saw (Homer Stryker)

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A rapidly vibrating saw used for cutting bone or plaster casts. It is the instrument of choice for most prosectors faced with removing the brain. Stryker oscillates a half circle of saw through about 20 degrees. This limited action prevents the saw from cutting soft tissues, notably the prosector's hand.

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