During osteosynthesis procedures, bone fractures are often stabilized using metal plates and screws. Screw length is measured using the manual depth gauge (a metal hook), which is a hassle, takes unnecessary time and often gives the wrong measurement. The result is additional and unpredictable OR time, more risks and x-rays for the patient, and more wasted implants.
SLAM Orthopedic’s product is a drill add on, that automatically measures the bone width and instantly gives the correct screw length after drilling. This reduces the average surgery time by 10%, simplifies the procedure for the surgeon and saves replacement screws and unnecessary x-rays. The product is a plug-and-play solution, so that expensive surgical drills do not have to be replaced.