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Drill Bits, Surgical, Spine

Definition : Surgical drill bits designed to be held and revolved by a rotary device to excavate, perforate, or excise fragments of the spine including the vertebrae. These drill bits typically consist of a cylindrical shank of stainless steel or other hard metal alloy with a uniform cross-section. They include a working end with cutting edges (e.g., twisted, helicoidally), and a notched or elongated proximal end to fit into the rotary device (e.g., a drill, handpiece); they usually include stoppers to avoid perforation beyond a pre-established depth. Some spine drill bits are cannulated to allow their use over a guide wire. Dedicated spine surgical drills are available for a variety of procedures and/or for different segments of the spine (e.g., cervical, lumbar, thoracic), including reshaping the spine and implantation of prostheses during orthopedic surgery. They are usually intended for reuse after sterilization, but can be disposable (single-use).

Entry Terms : "Spine Surgical Drill Bits" , "Surgical Drill Bits, Spine"

UMDC code : 33887

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Alphatec Spine Inc

Company Type: Parent

Since our founding in 1990, we have developed a full line of vertically integrated products focused on the treatment of spine disorders from birth forward for spine surgeons and their patients. Moving forward, we will remain laser focused on driving our differentiated, surgeon inspired technologies in Aging Spine, Biologics and MIS to improve our patients' quality of life.

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