What is Acutrak?
Acumed developed Acutrak® screw technology to provide a headless compression-holding solution to fix fractures. It features the first fully threaded bone screw with a continuously variable thread pitch along the entire length of the screw.
What are Acutrak screws made of?
The Acutrak 2 Standard headless compression screw has an hourglass shape and is composed of titanium alloy. Head diameter is 2.8 mm while the tail diameter is 4.7 mm.
What is scaphoid fixation?
Scaphoid Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF) is a procedure that stabilizes a fractured scaphoid bone with screw fixation. The scaphoid is an important carpal bone of the wrist, which is critical in coordinating motion of the other carpal bones and the radius.
What type of screw is used for scaphoid fracture?
A Herbert screw is an instrument used in the internal fixation of an unstable scaphoid fracture. It is a headless screw with the thread along its entire length.
How do headless compression screws work?
The Headless Compression Screw® (HCS) is a cannulated screw that is used for scaphoid fracture fixation. The screw generates compression across the fracture site prior to being countersunk below the articular surface.
When do you use cannulated screws?
Cannulated screws are often used in the fixation of undisplaced or valgus impacted hip fractures. However, due to the potential for avascular necrosis of the femoral head and subsequent femoral head collapse, some surgeons opt for alternative techniques such as a sliding hip screw or arthroplasty.
How does the arthrex FT compression screw provide compression?
at the tip of the screw enters the bone faster than each trailing thread, compressing the fragments progressively as the screw is advanced. and extra-articularly with minimal risk of impingement or soft-tissue irritation. insertion after drilling and facilitate efficient OR time.
How long does it take to recover from scaphoid surgery?
They happen when you break your scaphoid bone — a small bone near the base of your thumb. You might need surgery, but even if you do, you should make a full recovery. People usually need around three months to heal from a scaphoid fracture.
Do scaphoid fractures need surgery?
Yes. If you receive proper treatment and restrict activity with your hand, a scaphoid fracture may heal without surgery. Your doctor will likely recommend casting if it appears that the bones may heal on their own. The cast immobilizes your wrist, so the pieces of bone to fuse back together.
How long does scaphoid surgery take?
Technique: The surgeon makes a tiny incision in the skin (1mm to 2mm long) and places a screw in the bone, across the fracture line, with the entire procedure usually being completed in less than an hour.
What is interference screw?
Interference screw is a popular fixation device used to rigidly fix bone-patellar tendon-bone (B-PT-B) graft both in femoral and tibial tunnels in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction.