Automated Tack Driver
The Automated Tack Driver simplifies the insertion of the 1.5 x 4 mm resorbable tacks. It also reduces the gross forces applied to the surrounding bone during insertion with the current instrumentation. The Automated Tack Driver inserts the tacks into predrilled holes via an internal, spring-powered shaft. Prior to each insertion, the spring is compressed manually by depressing the instrument tip on a sterile surface or directly on a tack itself. The insertion force can be modified intraoperatively, depending on the patients bone quality and the surgeons preference. The Automated Tack Driver can be disassembled without tools for postoperative cleaning.
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