At Surgical Holdings we provide a range of bone pins and skeletal wires for internal fixation during orthopedic surgery.
Bone pins vary, other than diameter & length, in shape of point and type of thread. Most common is the Trocar point. This has 3 cutting edges coming to a tapered point. Trocar points themselves vary in shape. A long trocar point is easier to insert and causes less heat on insertion than a short stubby trocar. These points are found on Steinman intramedullary pins, Arthrodesis wires and external fixator pins.
Skeletal wires are often used to hold together pieces of bone that are too small to be fixed with pins. They are often used in conjunction with other forms of internal fixation, but they can be used alone to treat fractures of small bones, such as those found in the hand or foot. Skeletal wires are usually removed after a certain amount of time, but may be left in permanently for some fractures.