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Pushing For Change - July 2020 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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J U L Y 2 0 2 0 • O U T P A T I E N T S U R G E R Y . N E T • 9 5 O rthopods are surgery's carpenters, cutting and drilling into bone as they stabilize loose structures, repair broken parts and replace aging joists, er … joints. Like any master craftsman, they want high- performance tools with fea- tures designed to maximize their skills as they ply their trade. 1. Weight, balance and feel The weight of a tool can be a critical factor in how well it performs in surgeons' hands. If it's too heavy, they might tire quick- ly and be unable to apply the right amount of force needed to drill or cut through bone safely and effectively. Many surgeons therefore pre- fer lightweight options with the power to get the job done. "If I'm scheduled to perform seven joint replacements in a day, working with comfortable, lightweight tools that don't tax my arm muscles prevents me from getting fatigued, which in turn helps me Nicole Azzara | Contributing Editor A Power Tool Wish List Orthopedic surgeons reveal what they look for in saws and drills. DRILL DOWN Trial different makes and models of power tools to ensure the fleet you choose meets the needs of surgeons who specialize in various joint procedures.

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