Sterile Kirschner Wires

Sterile-Packed Kirschner Wires

Kirschner Wires are packed in sterile singles, in boxes of 10 and are Gamma Irradiated with a 5-year shelf life. All popular sizes are stocked for next day delivery. 

Sterile-Packed Kirschner Wires

✔ Highest grade implant quality stainless steel to ISO 5832-1
✔ Reduces risk of sharps injuries to Sterile Services personnel
✔ Surgical Holdings holds all popular sizes in stock and can manufacture any custom size, including threaded wires

In the UK and around Europe, hospitals are now opting to buy their Kirschner wires (K-wires) sterile packed, as this is more hygienic and safer for the patient. Surgical Holdings manufacture and sell Kirschner wires with a 5-year shelf life. The Kirschner wires are packed in their own individual pouches for protection and storage. We hold all popular sizes of arthrodesis & Kirschner wires in stock and are able to manufacture any custom size, including threaded wires.

Why Choose Sterile?

Safer for patients 

The Scottish Executive Health Department (2009) found evidence that reprocessed products “retain or acquire organic and/or chemical residues during use and reprocessing. There is evidence to suggest that reprocessed steel implants can cause inflammatory reactions to a much greater degree than ‘pristine’ devices as delivered by the manufacturer.” 

Improved Performance 

Repeated reprocessing creates concerns about corrosion, weakening and surface oxidation, which could affect implant failures.


Our most popular wires are now sterile Kirschner wires. These come in packs of 10 (single packed). They are available directly or through NHS Supply Chain. The sterile Kirschner wires are manufactured with a 5-year shelf life. All are manufactured in our factory in Southend-on-Sea and then sterile packed, and are available in a variety of sizes and styles.

We stock all popular sizes of Kirschner Wire and Arthrodesis Wire. if you would like to make an enquiry, please email us

Arthrodesis and Kirschner Wires Overview

Non-Sterile Kirschner/Arthrodesis Wires Instructions for Use

Sterile Kirschner/Arthrodesis Wires Instructions for Use

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