Gigli Saw Wire Specification, Uses, Sizes and Surgical Techniques.

Gigli Saw Wire

A Gigli Saw Wire is a flexible wire saw used by surgeons to cut bones. It is composed of of multiple, flexible, wires twisted in such a way as to create multiple cutting surfaces. There are loops on both ends that can be attached to a handle. It is commonly used for amputation of limbs.

Gigli Saw Wire is designed with the cutting teeth arranged in a straight line along the cutting edge and which cuts when the blade is powered in a rapid reciprocating movement (a back and forth motion like a jigsaw) against the object to be cut.

Gigli Saw Wire Specification

Vast Ortho Gigli Saw Wire is made from finest quality of SS 316L material to ensure highest quality. Quality and performance of the blade are essential to amputation success

Gigli Saw Wire is available in 5 lengths

  • 30 cm
  • 40 cm
  • 50 cm
  • 60 cm
  • 70 cm

Gigli Saw Wire Blade is a single use piece of the saw due to the amounts of flesh and bone imbedded in the wire during procedures.

Though modern power tools have replaced manual saws as the primary tool for amputation, Gigli saws are still used during detailed procedures where precision and control are particularly pertinent. They allow for smooth, even cutting, especially in small or sensitive areas. In particular, they are still regularly used for limb removal and bone extraction.

Warnings and Precautionary for Gigli Saw Wire

Before using Gigli Saw Wire, the surgeon and ancillary staff should study the safety information in these instructions, as well as any product-specific information in the product description, surgical procedures and/or brochures.

Gigli Saw Wire are made from surgical grade 316L Stainless Steel and are designed, constructed and produced with utmost care. These quality Gigli Saw Wire assure best working results provided they are used in the proper manner. Therefore, the following instructions for use and safety recommendations must be observed.

Improper use of this instrument can lead to damage to the tissue, premature wear, destruction of the instruments and injury to the operator, patients or other persons.

It is vital for the operating surgeon to take an active role in the medical management of their patients. The surgeon should thoroughly understand all aspects of the surgical procedure and instruments including their limitations. Care in appropriate selection and proper use of surgical instruments is the responsibility of the surgeon and the surgical team. Adequate surgical training should be completed before use of Gigli Saw Wire.

Factors which could impair the success of the operation:

  • Allergies to implanted materials.
  • Localized bone tumours.
  • Osteoporosis or osteomalacia.
  • System disease and metabolic disturbances.
  • Alcohol and drug abuse.
  • Physical activities involving excessive shocks, whereby the implant is exposed to blows and/or excessive loading.
  • Patients who are mentally unable to understand and comply with the doctor’s instructions.
  • Poor general health.

Possible Adverse Effects

The following adverse effects are the most common resulting from implantation:

  • Loosening of the implant, which may result from cyclic loading of the fixation site and/or tissue reaction of the implant.
  • Early and late infection.
  • Further bone fracture resulting from unusual stress or weakened bone substance.
  • Temporary or chronic neural damage resulting from pressure or hematomata.
  • Wound hematomas and delayed wound healing.
  • Vascular disease including venal thrombosis, pulmonary embolism and cardiac arrest.
  • Heterotopic ossification.
  • Pain and discomfort due to presence of the implant.
  • Mechanical failure of the implant, including bending, loosening or breakage.
  • Migration of implant resulting in injury.

Preoperative Planning for Gigli Saw Wire

The operating planning is carried out following a thorough clinical evaluation of the patient, Also, x-rays must be taken to allow a clear indication of the bony anatomy and associated deformities. At the time of the operation, the corresponding implantation instruments in addition to a complete set of implants must be available.

The clinician should discuss with the patient the possible risks and complications associated with the use of Gigli Saw Wires. It is important to determine pre-operatively whether the patient is allergic to any of the implant materials. Also, the patient needs to be informed that the performance of the device cannot be guaranteed as complications can affect the life expectancy of the device.

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