Veterinary | November 2023

Veterinary Screw Targeting Clamp (STC)

Fabrice Rossignol, Janik Gasiorowski, Kati Glass, Christopher Lischer, Michael Kowaleski, Jeffrey Watkins

The new Veterinary Screw Targeting Clamp (STC) becomes a valuable addition to equine healthcare. Originally developed by the AO Technical Commission's Foot and Ankle Expert Group, the STC was reinforced and enriched for the use in large animal.

The STC is designed to provide the ability to maintain compression and targeted screw insertion. Improved accuracy of screw insertion gives more consistent and confident fracture repair and allows precise placement of specific screws into subchondral bone cysts close to joint space.

Fig 1 Rendering showing the positioning of the Screw Targeting Clamp (STC) for management of a parasagittal fracture of the third phalanx. Angled outer sleeve allows secure placement of the STC on oblique bone contour.

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