Cannulated Percutaneous Guiding System
The cannulated percutaneous guiding system is a drill guide and soft-tissue protector to assist in pelvic and acetabular reconstructive surgery. The cannulation accepts drill sleeves and 3.5?mm pelvic or cortex screws. A 2.5?mm and a 3.5?mm drill sleeve are part of the system. Localization for screw placement is established by a guide wire, normally with fluoroscopic guidance. The drill guide is then advanced over the guide wire with the appropriate drill sleeve in place. Screw length determination is drill bit based. The guide wire holds position, simplifying screw insertion, and provides an area of alternate starting points if needed.
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