Bone Pins & Wires

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Kirschner Wires, Arthrodesis Wires and Steinmann Pins

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, Kirschner and Arthrodesis Wires.

All Implants are manufcatured as per the relevant international standard for material,  ISO 5838-1:2013 .

Full listing of standards we manufacture to are show below:

ISO 5838-1:2013



Implants for surgery -- Metallic skeletal pins and wires -- Part 1: General requirements

BS 3531 Part 6.2

ISO 5838-2



Implants for osteosyntheses. Specification for dimensions of Steinmann skeletal pins

BS 3531 Part 6.3

ISO 5838-3



Implants for osteosyntheses. Skeletal pins and wires. Specification for Kirschner skeletal wires

BS 3531 Part 11

ISO 8827



Implants for osteosyntheses. Specification for staples with parallel legs

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.

In the UK and around Europe, Hospitals are now opting to buy their Kirschner wires pre Sterile, as this is more hygienic and safer for the patient. Surgical Holdings Manufacture and sell their wires with a 5 Year Shelf life. The Kirschner Wires are packed in their own individual plastic thermo puches for protection and storage. The image above shows our current packaging. We hold all popular sizes in stock and are able to manufacture any custom size, including threaded wires. 

Download Proctology Instruments PDFDownload Arthrodesis and Kirschner Wires PDF


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