10/05/2012
AO Technical Commission Approved

Small Electric Drive: the new Power Tool of the Small Bone Portfolio

Small Electric Drive: the new Power Tool of the Small Bone Portfolio

The Small Electric Drive is a new power tool designed to complete the Small Bone Power Tools portfolio. This compact and powerful handpiece (Fig 1) is optimal for use in general traumatology, especially for applications in fore-, hindfoot and hand surgery. Procedures such as ulna shortening, wrist surgery, hallux valgus correction or arthrodesis should be well performed with this new system.

A key benefit of the new system is the compatibility of the handpiece with existing consoles of the Electric Pen Drive, and with almost all attachments of the Colibri and new Colibri II. Users will therefore benefit from the synergies that exist within the Small Bone portfolio.

So far, the Small Electric Drive system has been much appreciated for its ergonomic and lightweight handpiece, which offers high working comfort with low hand fatigue. Its simple coupling and mode switch mechanisms are respectively known from the Colibri and Electric Pen Drive, and should therefore be easy to use. Being an electric-driven system, users will not face any battery constraints and will enjoy the endless power offered by the consoles.

Several attachments are available with the system for drilling, burring, reaming, screwing, sawing and K-wire setting to cover most applications of the small bone segment. Each attachment offers the optimal speed and torque for the corresponding procedure.

The pistol-shaped handpiece is an ideal complement to the existing portfolio. Not only does it offer a compact and ergonomic design but it is also user-friendly and versatile.

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