29/11/2006
AO Technical Commission Approved

Battery Powered Screwdriver (BPS)

Powered screwdrivers have long been the preferred alternative to manual insertion of multiple screws or taps. Multiple screw insertions in craniomaxillofacial and neurosurgical procedures can significantly reduce operating time when using an electrically powered screwdriver.

The new Battery Powered Screwdriver (BPS) has ergonomic improvements to the existing version with larger buttons to reduce hand fatigue. The BPS is lighter and easier to hold than the former BPS. The buttons are larger and easier to push, and the pen-style grip makes it more comfortable to insert multiple screws or taps.

The hand piece of the new BPS is designed to be reliable and durable and to withstand the demands of multiple exposures to high pH detergents, and sterilization cycles.

All circuits are sealed to protect the device against corrosion and wear caused by harsh cleaning solutions. The newly designed single-use battery provides the convenience of a sterile-packed product with the power and reliability of a fresh, new battery. It takes the guesswork out of whether the battery has been sterilized, is fully charged and has sufficient power.

Based on the specific clinical needs of the surgeon a new graphic case has also been developed. It includes an insert tray for two hand pieces as well as a separate tray for assorted screwdriver blades and taps. A small auxiliary finger mat is included to provide additional storage space.

Application of the Battery Powered Screwdriver (BPS) in clinical situations.

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