REDUCT™ Surgical Approach

REDUCT Surgical Approach

  • 1. REDUCE THE FRAGMENTS AND INSERT GUIDE WIRE
    Insert the guide wire until the tip is at the far cortex. Use radiographic imaging to confirm that the guide wire lies along the central axis in the A/P and LAT planes.
    NOTE:
    The set includes instrumentation for both 2.5mm and 3.5mm screws as shown in the Quick Reference Chart. Take care to select the appropriate diameter and length guide wire based on the selected screw size to ensure proper depth gauge reading.

  • 2. DRILL
    The REDUCT TM Headless Compression Screws are designed to be self-drilling and self-tapping. Predrilling is recommended to make it easier to insert the screw in dense bone as the axial force necessary for inserting self-drilling screws could decrease compression. Predrill by passing the cannulated drill over the guide wire.
    NOTE:
    Remove the drill carefully to prevent backing out the guide wire. Sometimes disconnecting the drill bit from the drill and removing the drill bit by hand is helpful .
    OPTION: The 2.7mm Drill may also be used as a countersink drill when using the 2.5mm screw if desired.

  • 3. MEASURE SCREW LENGTH
    To determine the screw length under radiographic guidance, pass the depth gauge over the guide wire to the intended position for the proximal end of the screw. The reading on the depth gauge at the end of the guide wire indicates the screw length which will place the screw tip at the tip of the guide wire.
    NOTE:
    The set includes instrumentation for both 2.5mm and 3.5mm screws as shown in the Quick Reference Chart. Take care to select the appropriate diameter and length guide wire based on the selected screw size to ensure proper depth gauge reading.

  • 4. INSERT SCREW & CONFIRM PLACEMENT
    Select the appropriately sized screw, insert it over the guide wire and thread it into the bone. Verify proper reduction and screw placement with radiographic imaging. Remove the guide wire.
    Confirm the proper placement of the screw using fluoroscopy.