Powered instruments and accessories are essential tools for orthopaedic surgeons, who use them to cut, fixate, and dissect bone in a wide range of procedures. Bone saws are instrumental in joint replacements, osteotomies, and arthroplasties, for example. Meanwhile, in fracture fixation, drill holes are often required to prepare the bone for implant insertion.
According to Minnaard et al, bone resection is performed in more than 75% of all orthopaedic procedures, with a powered oscillating saw commonly deployed by surgeons. While traditional, manual tools are still in use, the introduction of power tools certainly revolutionised the orthopaedic field, enabling greater accuracy and efficiency in drilling and sawing.