Fine Touch Locking Instruments
Many surgical instruments require some locking mechanism to perform their function. Most common of these are surgical forceps and retractors. Existing instruments rely on locking mechanisms of either the ratchet type or spin-lock type. Ratchets, generally considered to be more user-friendly, retain the desired position without additional surgeon/technician involvement whereas spin-lock forceps are fixed by tightening a nut, typically many turns before stability is achieved, a clumsy action when handling small, delicate fragments and tissues. However, the insensitive incremental adjustments of ratchet forceps can damage tissues, are less robust, and are prone to accidental release.
The locking mechanism of the KYON Fine Touch Locking Surgical Instruments* is based on friction. The Fine Touch friction-lock is resistant to the wear and tear routinely seen in ratcheted locks, especially the finer, micro-ratchet, types. Release of the lock, even under full load is easy and causes no damage to the mechanism. The smooth, low opening and closing force and near-absent resistance within the system when being put into function, provides extremely fine tactile feedback of tissue resistance.
One of the uses of the Fine Touch friction-lock is with a unique targeting forceps. A bar spanning the jaws is, in all positions, exactly parallel to the tips of the jaws — a hinge that slides on the bar, carries drill sleeves for different diameters of K-wires or drill bits. Markings on the friction-lock provide a measurement from point-to-point.
All of the critically loaded small components and the jaws are made from hardened stainless steel. To reduce the weight of the instrument, the handles are made from a high-strength titanium alloy.
The KYON Fine Touch family of products provide surgeons with the most precise, sensitive, and user-friendly locking surgical instruments. A large selection of function specific jaws, including targeting and length measuring forceps are now available, with additional sizes and types, including Gelpi’s, coming soon.
Inspired by the fork design for TTA, KYON invented and produced the MINI Suture Anchor (MINIS). The KYON TTA fork is a proven and reliable tension anchor in a critical application with a similar function. MINI Suture Anchors or “MINIS” are available with 2 or 3 prongs. The suture is anchored in the small round hole on the anchor body and then passed through the eye, leaving the anchor over a well rounded, smooth surface. In use, should the function demand it, the rotation of the suture around the anchor will lead only to a winding/unwinding around the eye of the anchor, without wear-causing rubbing. Titanium, Grade 4, is used for the anchors. Drill guides with pins and impactors are available for each of the two sizes.
|mini anchor; 2 prong||drill guide; 2 holes|
|mini anchor; 3 prong||drill guide; 3 holes|
|impactor; 2 prong anchor|
|impactor; 3 prong anchor|
Wenger SWISSORS®, invented by KYON founder Slobodan Tepic, are high tech cutting scissors, specifically designed for difficult materials and long wear. SWISSORS unique functionality has won acclaim and design competition awards in both Switzerland and Japan. The award-winning tool is manufactured by Wenger Cutlery Works SA, manufacturers of the Genuine Swiss Army Knife.
- Manual effort is reduced by 50% to 70% (compared to ordinary scissors). Cutting force is distributed evenly by 4 needle pin bearings along the full length of the blades.
- Lower blade remains horizontal, providing greater cutting precision.
- Titanium nitride (TiN) coated blades are interchangeable: no need for sharpening, cut effortlessy through the most difficult materials. Blades available in standard and micro-serrated.
- Special adjusting screw allows cutting force to be adapted to the thickness of the material.
|SWISSORS have achieved wide popularity among interior decorators and textile workers, including cutting the leather for seats in Audi automobiles. The micro-serrated blades are recommended for cutting both extremely delicate fabrics and the toughest materials, e.g. Kevlar®.|
– cardboard up to 1000 g/m²
– jeans fabric
– synthetic fur
|– plastic sheeting
– metal sheeting
– foam, expanded materials
– synthetic materials
– fibreglass cloth
(Kevlar” and Nomex” are registered trademarks of DuPont de Nemours)
Care & Use:
- Occasionally place a drop of oil in the races of the needle bearings and in the adjusting screw.
- Carefully wipe blades to remove any small cutting remnants.
- Replace the interchangeable blades when cutting performance diminishes.
- Avoid touching the cutting edges of the blades: they are extremely sharp and can cause serious injury!
- Replace blades by holding them carefully by the sides (NEVER by the cutting edge!)