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The Avalign Intramedullary Flexible Reaming System is a uniquely developed reaming system covering a wide range of reaming applications. Through continuous engineering and process improvement, our reamer designs are intended to improve the intramedullary canal reaming experience. Avalign’s Flexible Reaming System offers both Modular Reamer Head and Monobloc Reamer configurations depending on application and surgeon preference. Our Modular Reamer Heads feature a unique “dovetail” quick connection combined with our Self-Retaining Santoprene® inserts allow the pre-loaded reamer shafts to be handled without the need for a guide wire. The Monobloc Reamer design is constructed from a single piece of stainless steel to maximize the instrument strength across all reamer sizes.
Avalign currently has developed solutions for small and long bone reaming applications with a Ø3.0 reaming rod. For smaller or shorter reaming needs, we offer Monobloc system in sizes 6mm though 15mm in 1mm increments using our four flute “end cutting” reamer head geometry. These reamers come in an overall length of 15” (381mm) and have optimized flex patterns for smaller read head sizes. In larger long bone applications, we offer a Modular Reamer Head system using our six flute reamer head geometry starting at size 9mm through 18mm in 0.5mm increments then go up to size 23mm in 1mm increments. Modular Flex shafts can be purchased in 15” (381mm), 18” (457mm) and 24” (620mm) lengths depending on the application. All of the Modular shafts utilize a flex pattern for optimal strength and flexibility in use.
Made to order designs can also be accommodated and Avalign has designs in place various reaming rod diameters, custom length Monobloc and Modular flex shaft lengths, custom drive ends and wider reamer head size scope offering in both 0.5mm and 1mm size increments. Please contact your applicable Avalign Sales Representative for more information on your reaming needs. You can also refer to our Flexible Reamer Chart for more information on sizing and our other current offerings (insert link to view/download bubble chart).
The elliptical shape of the Avalign Reamer head design is intended to decrease the amount of drag on the cutting edge while improving cleaner cutting action. With well design primary and secondary sharpening angles within the flute geometry, chip evacuation should increase over previous cylindrical reamer head designs.
Our six flute reamer design offers increased area for chip evacuation combined with an elliptical, side cutting edge to provide smoother cutting action. Added chip breaker features proximal and distal to the cutting curves provides additional particulate reduction for ease of use in both forward and reverse reaming directions.
Our four flute reamer design offers a long elliptical cutting edge to begins more closely to the distal tip of the reamer head making these great for initial canal reaming before switching to the side cutting six flute reamers. No chip breakers are incorporated to allow for an increased length in cutting edge and to help visually distinguish these reamers from side cutting reamers.