Charriere Amputation Saw

Charriere Amputation Saw

The primary use of the Charriere Amputation Saw is to cut through bones during amputation procedures. It is designed to make precise and clean cuts, allowing for efficient bone removal. The instrument is commonly used in major amputation surgeries, such as limb removals due to trauma, infection, tumors, or other medical conditions. It helps surgeons sever the bone in a controlled manner, facilitating the subsequent removal of the affected limb.


The Charriere Amputation Saw is a surgical instrument used in amputation procedures. It is named after the French surgeon Jules-Émile Péan and the instrument maker Auguste Charrière, who collaborated to develop this type of saw.

It is specifically designed for the purpose of cleanly and efficiently severing bones during amputation surgeries. It consists of a sturdy handle that provides a firm grip for the surgeon and a blade that is usually shaped like a guillotine. The blade is typically serrated to facilitate cutting through the bone.

Like all surgical instruments, the Charriere Amputation Saw must be properly sterilized before each use to maintain aseptic conditions and prevent the risk of infection. It enables surgeons to achieve precise bone cuts, which is crucial for ensuring proper wound closure, minimizing tissue trauma, and facilitating optimal healing.