The world’s smallest centrally-threaded, positive-profile external fixation pins. 

Mini Centerface® fixation full-pins are available in shaft sizes of 0.9mm, 1.1mm and 1.6mm and are compatible with mini SK® ESF clamps. Commonly used with acrylic fixators and mini SK® ESF clamps on toy breeds, kittens, avian patients and small exotic pets. A single trocar point is included to clearly identify the lead-end of the pin and simplify application. Implant Quality 316LVM Stainless Steel.

Pre-drilling for a 0.9mm miniature Centerface® pin is complicated by the absence of a well-defined and optimal drill bit diameter. Alternatively, one may pre-drill with 0.7mm (0.028”) K-wire. When pre-drilling with K-wires, remember to drill at a low RPM to avoid excess heat generation. K-wires dull rapidly and repeated use should be limited to 2 or 3 holes per point. 

Sold in packages of 6.

Specifications

Part No.Recommended Drill BitShaft DiameterThread DiameterThread LengthTotal LengthPins per Pack
020350.9mm (0.035”)1.1mm11mm80mm6
020451.1mm1.1mm (0.045”)1.4mm12mm80mm6
020621.5mm1.6mm (0.062”)1.9mm12mm80mm6

More Info

When pre-drilling is desired in the absence of the proper drill bit, one can pre-drill with a K-wire one size smaller than the smooth shaft diameter of the miniature Centerface® pin. However, K-wires dull rapidly and generate excess heat - so drill slowly and replace the K-wire frequently.