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The Acutrak® Advantage in Dorsal Scaphoid Fracture Fixation

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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.

A More Perfect Union

Scaphoid bone can be slow to heal due to its limited blood supply. A study of 132 patients showed that union was achieved in 93% of the patients with the Acutrak screw, compared to 77% with Herbert screw fixation.1
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Fully Threaded

The fully threaded Acutrak screw pitch may contribute to achieving a more reliable rate of compression than differential pitch technology.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

Animated Surgical Technique: Scaphoid Fracture
An animated version of Acumed's recommended scaphoid fracture surgical technique using the Acutrak 2 Mini Screw to effectively reduce and secure the fractured scaphoid, and maintain rotational stability.

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

Dorsal Scaphoid Fracture
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Dorsal Scaphoid Fracture
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Acutrak 2 Headless Compression Screw System – Micro, Mini, and Standard Screws

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The Acumed Acutrak 2 – Micro, Mini, and Standard 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

 
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. Oduwole KO, Cichy B, Dillon JP, Wilson J, O’Berine J. Acutrak versus Herbert screw fixation for scaphoid non-union and delayed union. J Orthop Surg. 2012;201(1):61–65.

2. Grewal et al. A comparison of two headless compression screws for operative treatment of scaphoid fractures. J Orthop Surg and Res. 2011;6:27.