Introduced in 1994, the Acumed Acutrak Headless Compression Screw revolutionized the way surgeons gain compression. The variable pitch of the screw thread allows the threads to cross the fracture site while generating compression along the entire shaft, unlike standard fully threaded bone screws.1 Acutrak 2 is the latest generation of this groundbreaking technology.
1. Wheeler DL, McLoughlin SW. Biomechanical assessment of compression screws. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 1998;350:237–245.
The Acumed Acutrak Headless Compression Screw System is designed to provide fixation in repairing fractures, performing joint fusions, and fixing osteotomies throughout the upper and lower extremities. As a cannulated screw, Acutrak is designed to facilitate accurate percutaneous insertion while minimizing soft tissue dissection.
The Acumed Biotrak Headless Resorbable Compression System is designed for use in a wide variety of indications in the upper and lower extremities, including fractures, fusions, and osteotomies. Biotrak solutions are made from 100% poly L-lactic acid (PLLA), which allows the implant to resorb as the bone heals.
The Acumed Cannulated Screw System is intended for fixation of fractures, fusions, and osteotomies of large and small bones appropriate for the size of the device. The screws are available in two diameters (6.5 mm and 7.3 mm), in lengths ranging from 30 mm to 150 mm to accommodate various fracture patterns and patient anatomy. All screws are cannulated in order to be used over a guide wire, and each screw is either partially or fully threaded using a cancellous thread form.
Acumed Extremity Screws are cancellous screws that are indicated for fracture and osteotomy fixation of the upper and lower extremities. Extremity screws are self-drilling and self- tapping. Screw placement is achieved with the use of heavy guide wires for solid bone stabilization.
The Acumed Tension Band Pin System is an interlocking solution designed to provide low-profile, secure fixation for patella, olecranon, and malleolar fractures. The system features straightforward application of a stainless steel pin that is secured by passing a cerclage wire through an eyelet on its proximal end. This method is intended to help deter migration of the pin postoperatively.