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In Scotland, the National Health Service is investigating claims that a surgeon used a "rusty hacksaw" to amputate a man's leg. According to Scottish media, the operation took place at Ayr Hospital. During the procedure, the surgeon found the man had a metal plate in his leg the surgical team had not known about. The surgeon sent someone to a nearby hardware store to get something to cut through the plate but the store was closed. Staff then located a saw in a hospital storeroom.