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The Acutrak® Advantage in Calcaneal Osteotomies

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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.

Designed to Minimize Patient Discomfort

The headless Acutrak screw is designed to minimize patient discomfort, especially in areas with little soft tissue coverage.

A retrospective study showed that "the rate of screw removal in calcaneal osteotomies is significantly lower in patients who receive headless screws than in those receiving headed screws."1

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Compression: Gained and Retained

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

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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

Videos

Calcaneal Osteotomy Cadaveric Lab with Nicholas Abidi, MD
Dr. Nicholas Abidi performs a medial calcaneal osteotomy to correct an adult flatfoot deformity using Large Acutrak 2 7.5 screws. The rationale for the use of the screw, radiographic evidence, and surgical steps are provided.

Acutrak 2 Headless Compression Screw System Overview

This animated overview of the Acutrak 2 Headless Compression Screw System illustrates how the system is designed to treat fractures, fusions, and osteotomies of the upper and lower extremities.

Surgical Technique Overview

Calcaneal Osteotomy
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Calcaneal Osteotomy
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Acutrak 2 Headless Compression Screw System – 7.5 mm

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The Acumed Acutrak 2 – 7.5 is 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 calcaneal osteotomies, this includes:

Acumed – Who We Are

 
We are a company on a mission to “aid the afflicted through the ingenuity of our minds, the labor of our hands, and the compassion of our hearts.”

We support surgeons and health care providers who treat patients in their times of need.

Together, we can improve patient outcomes and quality of life. We are proud of our long-standing reputation of innovation and differentiation. Randy and Mary Huebner founded our company based on a belief system rooted in customer engagement. Our goal: to provide innovative solutions to meet the needs of the whole health care community, including patients, health care professionals, and health care entities.

1. Kunzler D, Shazadeh SP, Jupiter D, Panchbhavi VK. A comparison of removal rates of headless screws versus headed screws in calcaneal osteotomy. Foot Ankle Spec. 2017;Nov 1 [Epub ahead of print].

2. Wheeler DL, McLoughlin SW. Biomechanical assessment of compression screws. Clin Orthop Relat Res.1998;350:237–245