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Gigli saw

Gigli wire saw

A Gigli saw is a flexible wire saw used by surgeons for bone cutting. A Gigli saw is used mainly for amputation, where the bones have to be smoothly cut at the level of amputation.

The saw was invented by Italian obstetrician Leonardo Gigli to simplify the performance of a lateral pubiotomy in obstructed labour.[1]

Gigli saws were sometimes hidden in the clothing of British secret agents during World War II.

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  1. ^ Brunori, A.; Bruni, P.; Greco, R.; Giuffré, R.; Chiappetta, F. (Jun 1995). "Celebrating the centennial (1894-1994): Leonardo Gigli and his wire saw.". J. Neurosurg. 82 (6): 1086–90.  
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