Screw Extraction Set
The Screw Extraction Set includes already existing and new instruments to enable screw removal in a minimally invasive procedure, especially in difficult situations.
Screws with a stripped hex can be removed with a left-threaded, conical hexagon socket set.
Pliers for Screw Removal, narrow
Furthermore, the set includes several specially designed instruments for screw removal, eg, Pliers for Screw Removal which features a very thin tip but still has a very strong grip. It has sharp edges at the tip to awl the bone if the screw is not pointing out.
Slim Screw Extraction Forceps
During explantation the screw might be striped out of the cortex or become trapped in the soft tissues.
The Slim Screw Extraction Forceps enable the removal of a screw with or without rotation of the screwdriver. The screw is grasped behind the screw head. The forceps arms are slim and stable. They are bent in a way that the closed forceps arms lay parallel and tight to the screwdriver shaft.
The forceps can also be used together with a screwdriver to support insertion by creating an angular stable connection between screwdriver and screw. This is relevant in low laying, funnel-like operation areas such as in pelvic surgery or a screw inserted by a minimal-invasive stitch incision.
The Slim Screw Extraction Forceps is available in two sizes for small and large screws/short and long screwdrivers.
If necessary, a destroyed hex can be drilled with a slightly larger special drill in such a way that a left-threaded chuck finds good hold or the head becomes separated from the shaft. Left-over screw shafts can (but dont have to) be removed with a hollow drill and a left-threaded sleeve.
The Carbide Drill is a special drill to bore up screw heads and/or hex. The special alloy and design enable very efficient drilling of metal. These drills come from the metalworking industry. Compared to the usual carbide drills, they are more aggressive and efficient. The drill is available in 4 and 6 mm diameter.
The length of the drill is fixed. If the length of the drill is not sufficient, the Drill Elongator provides additional extension.
Drill Suction Device
The drill suction device is very helpful in cases of problematic screw removal (either locked or conventional). It is indicated to guide, cool, lubricate, and aspirate drill debris when drilling into screw heads with damaged hex or with broken instrument in the hex (eg, screw driver or extraction bolt). The drill suction device allows an efficient aspiration of the drill chips (no debris in the soft tissue) while at the same time cooling and lubricating the drill bit. The lubricating provides the drilling procedurea craftsman never drills metal without cooling and lubricating. The drill sleeve provides guidance of the drill and protection of the surrounding soft tissue.
The drill suction device consists of one handle and five different attachable drill sleeves with a clip-on mechanism, fitting with the available drill bits for metal (HSS 2.5, 3.5, and 4.8 mm and carbide drill bits 4.0 and 6.0 mm). The handle can be connected to the normal existing suction system of the OR (the vacuum connection is compatible to standard suction device in OR) and to water or saline irrigation with a luer lock connection.
The system is very easy, safe, and quick to handle. All those who have used it once, recommend using it every time there is a need of overdrilling screw heads.
Using Drill Suction Device
b No debris due to use of drill suction device.
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