Extreme strength, minimal stretch and good abrasion characteristics make LigaFiba® an ideal material for lateral sutures. The loop may be either tied or crimped at the end of the procedure. LigaFiba® for any given diameter is more than twice as strong as monofilament nylon. Lateral sutures are supplied sterile with size appropriate cruciate needle on one end and a straight round bodied needle at the other. Supplied Sterile.
LigaFiba® is available in sterile single lengths for use in conjunction with any suitable suture anchor system. LigaFiba® is so tough it is difficult to cut and will damage standard scissors. Use our special T.C. Scissors with a custom cutting edge.
The Iso Toggle suture is placed via bone tunnels across the stifle at isometric points. The use of isometric points maximises the range of movement of the stifle and protects the suture from repeated stretching and abrasion. The suture is anchored over buttons on the medial side. Available in all three sizes of LigaFiba® 150lb Dogs up to 15kg 250lb Dogs 15-30kg 500lb Dogs over 30kg.
Rather like small Intra-medullary Pins, Arthrodesis Wires have trochar points at each end. They are used for the fixation of small bone fragments, produced either electively or as a result of trauma, e.g. distal femoral fractures, tibial crest transplants and femoral neck fractures. 125mm Long. Supplied in packs of ten.
Negative Bicortical Pins have had a bad reputation for early failure at the thread pin junction. Where selection of pin and frame are appropriate failure of negative threaded pins is rare. The important criterion is thread diameter not shaft diameter. For any given thread diameter both positive and negative threaded pins are equally strong. Virtually all human pins are negative threaded!
Use of Self Tapping Screws can save considerable time and trauma. Pull out strength is not affected provided the self tapping flutes lie outside of the cortex. Self Tapping Screws are less effective in dense cortical bone. e.g. calcaneus. It is advised that an appropriate tap be available should the need arise. Drill data: Pilot Drill 1.1mm, Clearance Drill 1.5mm.
PFTE osteotome handle which accepts a good range of blades plus a diamond rasp (not included in set). Blades are very thin (1.1mm) allowing fine cuts and reducing the incidence of braking the block during block sulcoplasty procedures. Replacement T wrench and retaining screw are also available.