Pedicle Preparation instruments

The Pedicle Preparation instruments are used in the preparation of the vertebral body for screw insertion. All instruments are compatible with dual core screws in the Universal Spine System Variable Axis Screw and ClickX Systems.

Palm Handled Ratchet
The Palm Handled Ratchet has a 6 mm hex quick disconnect attachment for insertion of taps and pedicle markers.

Large Handled Awl
The Large Handled Awl is used to puncture the proximal cortical layer of the vertebral body and has a large oval-shaped handle. The Awl enables easy insertion of 8.0 mm and 9.0 mm dual core screws due to its large tip.

Large Handle Curved Probe
The Large Handle Curved Probe is used to create a hole for screw insertion. It has a large handle, bent distal end, and a gold coated (titanium nitrate) tip for easy visibility in the surgical field.

Quick Release Probe Shaft
The Quick Release Probe Shaft is used with a quick release handle to probe the pedicle for screw insertion. The Probe Shaft has a rib on it that allows identification of AP and lateral views. After probing, the shaft is uncoupled from the handle and left in the hole for identification on x-ray or fluoroscopy.

Pedicle Marker, beaded
The beaded Pedicle Marker identifies the dimension and direction of the pedicle hole after probing. The beads correspond with specific lengths along the shaft so that depths can be determined in lateral views.

Taps for Dual Core Screws
The Taps for Dual Core Screws enable tapping a pedicle screw hole prior to screw insertion using a handle with 6 mm hex quick disconnect. The Taps are available solid or cannulated.

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