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Modular External Fixation Hardware[edit | edit source]

Any locally available 4.0 or 5.0 mm diameter self-drilling Schanz Screws and compatible modular external fixator hardware, instruments, and surgical drill can be used for this skills training module.

Humeral Fracture Modular External Fixation Hardware List
# Item Quantity Reference Photo Function Reusable for Simulation Training
1 Any powered orthopedic surgical drill that is compatible with 4.0 or 5.0 mm diameter self-drilling Schanz screws 1
Orthopedic Surgical Drill.jpg
Drives Schanz Screw into fracture fragment, also referred to as "power drive" Yes
2 Chuck Key for Surgical Drill 1
Chuck Key for Surgical Drill.jpg
Used to tighten or loosen the drill chuck jaws over the Schanz screw Yes
3 Triple Drill Sleeve Assembly, 5.0 mm (consisting of an inner trochar, middle drill sleeve and outer cannula components) 1
Triple Drill Sleeve Assembly, 5.0 mm.jpg
Protects the soft tissue when drilling Schanz Screws; the triple drill sleeve assembly must be inserted before drilling to protect the soft tissue overlying the humerus in the real clinical scenario; the inner trochar is removed before drilling Yes
4 Self-Drilling Schanz Screws, 5.0 mm x 200 mm x 30 mm 4
Self-Drilling Schanz Screws, 5.0 mm x 200 mm x 30 mm.jpg
Inserted into fracture fragments, also referred to as "pins" and "half-pins" No; re-using Schanz Screws may cause mechanical failure of the 3D Printed Adult Humeral Bone Models
5 Jacobs Chuck T-Handle 1
Jacobs Chuck T-Handle.jpg
Allows for manual advancement of the Schanz Screw to the desired depth Yes
6 Chuck Key for Jacobs Chuck T-Handle 1
Chuck Key for Jacobs Chuck T-Handle.jpg
Used to tighten or loosen the Jacobs Chuck T-Handle chuck jaws over the Schanz screw Yes
7 Universal Clamp (Single Pin) 4
Universal Clamps (Single Pin).jpg
Combines pin-to-rod Yes
8 Connecting Rod, 11 mm x 150 mm 2
Connecting Rods, 11 mm x 150 mm.jpg
Links pins with clamps, available in several sizes Yes
9 Rod-to-Rod Connector 2
Rod-to-Rod Connectors.jpg
Combines rod-to-rod Yes
10 Connecting Rod, 11 mm x 100 mm 1
Connecting Rod, 11 mm x 100 mm.jpg
Links pins with clamps, available in several sizes Yes
11 11 mm Spanner with T Handle 1
11 mm Spanner with T Handle.jpg
Assists in final tightening of clamps Yes

4.0 mm diameter Schanz Screws may also be used for open humeral shaft fractures.

Acknowledgements[edit | edit source]

This work is funded by a grant from the Intuitive Foundation. Any research, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this work are those of the author(s), and not of the Intuitive Foundation.

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Part of Humeral Fracture Fixation
Type Medical equipment
Keywords orthopedic surgery, simulation training, modular external fixation, schanz screws, open humeral fracture, 3d printing, artificial bones
SDG Sustainable Development Goal SDG03 Good health and well-being
Published 2022
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