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A PNEUMATIC HAMMER FOR BONE SURGERY.

PITKIN, HORACE C.
The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery: July 1927
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A practical application of the pneumatic hammer to bone surgery is presented, together with a detailed description of the author's outfit, as installed at the Massachusetts General Hospital, and a summary of its advantages and disadvantages. The essential features of the apparatus are-

1. An adequate supply of compressed air.

2. A reducing valve which maintains any desired working pressure.

3. A satisfactory air cleaner.

4. A light, compact pneumatic hammer of convenient shape and easy control.

5. Tools which may be used with either the pneumatic hammer or a hand mallet.

(C) 1927 All Rights Reserved.The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc.

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