The Acutrak® Advantage in Four-Corner Fusion
Released in 1994, the original Acutrak Headless Compression Screw was the first fully-threaded headless compression screw with continuously variable thread pitch on the market.
Beyond Standard Fixation
A retrospective study of patients with four-corner arthrodesis showed that, in comparison to standard fixation options, Acutrak 2® Mini headless compression screws may:
- Demonstrate less chance of nonunion1
- Have a greater chance of increasing grip strength and motion1
Designed to Minimize Prominence
The Acutrak 2 headless screw is designed to minimize prominence and therefore may result in less cartilage damage, dorsal impingement, and soft tissue irritation than traditional fixation methods in four-corner fusion.
Compression, Gained and Maintained
The fully threaded Acutrak screw technology provides the highest amount of retained compression after cyclic loading compared to AO and Herbert screws in cadaveric and synthetic bone material.2
Higher Torsional Stiffness
The two Acutrak 2—7.5 mm screws showed higher torsional stiffness in a biomechanical test compared to that previously reported with two conventional lag screws2
Surgical Technique Overview
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Acutrak 2 Headless Compression Screw System – Acutrak 2 Mini Screws
The Acumed Acutrak 2 Mini Screws are part of the latest evolution in fully-threaded headless screw fixation. With instrumentation designed to simplify the surgical technique, the Acutrak 2 screws are composed of unique size options to fit a wide variety of applications throughout the body. Besides dorsal scaphoid fracture fixation, this includes:
Acumed – Who We Are
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1. Ozyurekoglu T, Turker T. Results of a method of 4-corner arthrodesis using headless compression screws. J Hand Surg Am. 2012;37(3):486–492.
2. Wheeler DL, McLoughlin SW. Biomechanical assessment of compression screws. Clin Orthop Relat Res.1998;350:237–245