6.5mm or 7.3mm Cannulated Screws

Division: Trauma
Category: Plates and Screws

6.5 mm and 7.3 mm Cannulated screws provide interfragmentary compression and absolute stability across the fracture.  6.5 mm and 7.3 mm Cannulated screws are available in three thread options: 16 mm, 32 mm or fully threaded, thus allowing the surgeon to optimize purchase in the far fragment for maximum compression.  The screws can be precisely placed with percutaneous techniques because the path of cannulated screws is directed by small diameter guide wires, thereby minimizing disruption of soft tissue and vascular flow.

Indications for Use

6.5 mm and 7.3 mm Cannulated Screws are intended for fracture fixation of large bones and large bone fragments.

6.5 mm Cannulated Screws are also indicated for:

  • Femoral neck fractures
  • Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE)
  • As an adjunct to DHS in basilar neck fractures
  • Tibial plateau fractures
  • Ankle arthrodeses
  • Pediatric femoral neck fractures
  • Intercondylar femur fractures
  • Sacroiliac joint disruptions
  • Subtalar arthrodeses

Features & Benefits

  • Cannulated shaft accepts 2.8 mm diameter guide wires 
  • Hemispherical head ensures optimal annular contact with Synthes washers and plates when screws are angled
  • Low-profile head reduces possibility of soft tissue irritation
  • Reverse-cutting flutes assist in screw removal
  • Choice of thread lengths offers best fit of threads into far bone fragment, for greater interfragmentary compression
  • Cancellous thread profile uses deep cutting threads with a large pitch to increase resistance to pullout.  The large pitch also accelerates screw insertion and removal
  • Self-drilling, self-tapping screw tip facilitates screw insertion by eliminating the need for predrilling and tapping in most cases

All medical devices have associated risks. Please refer to the package insert and other labeling for a complete list of indications, contraindications, precautions and warnings. For further information on DePuy Synthes Products, please contact your local DePuy Synthes Representative.