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Special Outpatient Surgery Edition - Orthopedics - August 2018

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A U G U S T 2 0 1 8 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y. N E T • 3 1 ConMed Hall MicroFree Cordless Small Bone Power System ConMed's Hall MicroFree cord- less small bone power system provides the free- dom of a cordless device, yet deliv- ers the RPMs surgeons need. We surgeons have only recently become untethered from the cords we've dragged around for years (and some- times through the sterile field), and this new system ratchets the con- venience factor up a notch. It's light and well balanced and has a pencil-grip design that fits easi- ly in the palm of your hand. But it also packs plenty of power, with both medium-speed (25,000 RPMs) and high-speed (80,000 RPMs) drill systems. A rep says MicroFree uses the same technology that NASCAR drivers use to accelerate out of curves. It has a 3-volt battery with a voltage booster, so it goes from 3 volts to 10 volts in a snap, to provide increased torque when needed. Another advantage is that the system is completely autoclavable, including the battery, which is wrapped in Insulfrax, a thermal materi- al that can withstand heat up to 2,000°F. It comes with a full complement of cutting accessories and the handpiece lists for about $6,000. But, says the rep, the increased speed and efficiency with which it can be reprocessed might let a facility get away with stocking 3 or 4 systems, instead of 6 or 7.

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