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Prototype version of the Dobbie bone saw, England, 1966

The Dobbie bone saw was invented and patented by Kenneth Dobbie for use in hip replacement operations. The saw has a thick double blade, which has a semi-circle cut into it to aid with the cutting process. The mid-section is blue, perhaps for identification purposes. The saw is marked with a reference number, “X1 AKD 1966”, and may have been made for the original patent application.

Object number:

2001-567

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Glossary: surgical saw

Cutting tools having thin, flat metal blades, bands, or stiff plates with cutting teeth along the edges used in surgery and for procedures such as trephination.

Glossary: hip replacement

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