Duraface® full-pins are a significant improvement compared to historically used positive-profile pins. These pins feature a larger shaft on the “near” end of the pin and a tapered run-out feature at the thread-shaft junction to attenuate any potential stress riser, resulting in a pin with increased bending resistance and enhanced cyclic fatigue life compared to positive-profile pins (Vet Comp Orthop Traumatol 2011; 4: 257-261).

These pins along with related drill bits and taps are designed for lower limb application in large animal patients. Both pin sizes incorporate three chuck flats on the blunt end for securing the pin into a Jacobs chuck. Pre-drilling and tapping are required. (U.S. patent #8,282,676)

Specifications for Duraface® Full-pins for Large Animals

Part No.Shaft DiametersRequired Drill BitThread DiameterThread LengthOverall Length

Specifications for Required Taps and Drill Bits

Part No.Description
2114TTap for 6.3mm/8.0mm Duraface® full-pin for large animals
2131TTap for 4.8mm/6.3mm Duraface® full-pin for large animals
330474.7mm Standard ESF Drill Bit
320626.2mm StickTite™ Drill Bit

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When applying the pin consider the larger end with the TRO™ feature for application to the most stressed side of the repair, often considered to be the medial side of the equine cannon bone.