Shh! New "silent saw" transforming cast removal for children

01 Oct 2015

Children in our community are benefitting from a new "silent saw" funded with donations.

The new saw allows staff to remove bone and joint casts much more quickly and quietly, making for a significantly less daunting experience for young children than traditional saws, which are much bigger and louder.

Costing £1,400, the silent saw is also pocket-sized, attaching to a rechargeable power pack, providing increased performance and usability.

The speed and efficiency of the saw means staff are able to see more patients in a day than previously.

"We're very thankful to the donors to Barts Charity who helped fund this amazing piece of equipment," said Derek Thompson, Senior Paediatric Practitioner at The Royal London Orthopaedic Clinic. "The difference between this and the old saw is huge, and it's already been so nice to see some slightly less scared faces on the children!"

See and hear the difference between the old saw and the new one with this Vine clip.

If you're interested in helping to fund more silent saws or other innovative equipment, have a look at our Barts Kids Bones appeal page.