23/09/2009
AO Technical Commission Approved

Drill Suction Device

The drill suction device is very helpful in cases of problematic screw removal (either locked or conventional). It is indicated to guide, cool, lubricate, and aspirate drill debris when drilling into screw heads with damaged hex or with broken instrument in the hex (eg, screw driver or extraction bolt). The drill suction device allows an efficient aspiration of the drill chips (no debris in the soft tissue) while at the same time cooling and lubricating the drill bit. The lubricating provides the drilling procedurea craftsman never drills metal without cooling and lubricating. The drill sleeve provides guidance of the drill and protection of the surrounding soft tissue.

The drill suction device consists of one handle and five different attachable drill sleeves with a clip-on mechanism, fitting with the available drill bits for metal (HSS 2.5, 3.5, and 4.8 mm and carbide drill bits 4.0 and 6.0 mm). The handle can be connected to the normal existing suction system of the OR (the vacuum connection is compatible to standard suction device in OR) and to water or saline irrigation with a luer lock connection.

The system is very easy, safe, and quick to handle. All those who have used it once, recommend using it every time there is a need of overdrilling screw heads.

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