Quick Insertion Screws
Juan B Gerstner Garcés, Leslie Grujic, Christina A Kabbash, Stefan Rammelt, Andrew K Sands, Michael P Swords, Ewe J Yeap
In elective forefoot procedures the duration of the operation has a high impact on the overall costs for the case. Quick Insertion Screws are well accepted in elective forefoot procedures because they save time. The 2.0 mm Quick Insertion Screws are self-drilling and self-tapping and have a unique self-retaining driver shaft (Easy Loader) designed to reduce the risk of premature post breakages and allow insertion directly with the inserter flush to the bone surface (Fig 1). If the post breaks too early, the screw head allows further insertion with a manual driver shaft which can be used for removal as well. The Quick Insertion Screw can also be inserted by connecting directly to a wire drive under power.
Innovative design features
The new Easy Loader Screwdriver provided with the new Quick Insertion Screws has a special mechanism inside to protect the post of the screw from early breakage (Fig 2). This mechanism allows full insertion with counter sink of the Quick Insertion Screws flush to the bone surface designed to prevent early breakage which is intended to ensure that the duration for the screw insertion is reliably low.
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