Bone Cutter & Screw

Bone Cutter & Screw

Failure to remove the screw and the attached spring had resulted in concealed corrosion and severe damage to the screw threads.   Notice the extent of corrosion suffered by the screw threads.  Fitting of a newly-machined screw as shown on the right will greatly prolong the life of this instrument.  

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On October 10, 2012, posted in: Case Studies by

Castro Needle Holder

Castro Needle Holder

The castro needle holder shown below left has sustained a broken spring, a frequent occurance with this particular type of instrument. Most repair services would use normal ”silver welding” with the result that the spring afterwards will not be as flexible and will not have the ”bouncy” effect it should have. We, at Dumaine Precision, […]

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Comparison of Rongeurs Repair

Comparison of Rongeurs Repair

The before pictures shown below represent evidence that some instrument repair companies make shortcut repairs without their clients noticing. How come? Simply because the techinicians think of the fastest way to repair an instrument. As a result, many instruments although ”repaired”, may have significantly shorter life expectancies. For example, when this rongeur was sent for repair, the […]

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