Driver/Extractors, Bone Plate
Definition : Surgical driver/extractors designed to insert and extract bone plates into or from the surface of bones by applying linear force during orthopedic procedures. These instruments are typically manual, handheld devices with a working end that fits the plate (e.g., by threading to it) and a handle for manipulation. Bone plate driver/extractors are used mainly for temporary insertion of templates in orthopedic procedures (e.g., femur, knee prostheses implantation); dedicated instruments are available for particular plates used in specialized prostheses (e.g., patella templates).
UMDC code : 11347