Bone wax to improvise a screw-holder: A makeshift emergency tool

Nakul Uppal, Mohan Baliga

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A missing screw-holder threatened cancellation of a case of facial trauma surgery. We present a simple makeshift tool using bone wax to improvise a temporary replacement for the screw-holder missing in our surgical instrument kit. This impromptu set-up is especially useful when operating in the field and faced with mass casualties.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)67-68
Number of pages2
JournalTropical Doctor
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases


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