Smart Medical Devices announced that the SMARTdrill 6.0 has been listed with FDA and is now available in the U.S. for use in some of the most common orthopedic surgical procedures.
SMARTdrill 6.0 provides absolute depth control, instantaneous and continuous depth measurement and immediate, actionable intelligence on bone density. It offers radiation-free continuous drill bit localization, minimizing the use of x-ray.
The device is intended to curtail drill and screw plunge, and to accurately measures depth, torque and energy in real-time, addressing the limitations of current equipment and supporting positive patient outcomes. A Graphical Use Interface shows visual confirmation of drill performance and location to help optimize drill depth, screw selection/insertion and choice of hardware.
Both the SMARTdrill 6.0 and SMARTbit™ drill bits are now available in the U.S., though SMARTdrill is not yet available for spine or craniomaxillofacial procedures.
Source: Smart Medical Devices, Inc.