MedTorque releases new TRI-GEAR ratcheting instruments for spine surgery


MedTorque has released its new line of TRI-GEAR silicone handle ratcheting instruments for use in spine surgeries.

A MedTorque press release says that the new TRI-GEAR technology is unlike any other ratcheting mechanism currently offered in the instrument market. The patent pending design utilises three gears with 20 interlocking teeth that allow for both forward and reverse functionality. Using separate gears, each with 20 interlocking teeth, significantly increases the contact area between the teeth of the gears and reduces stress on individual teeth, which provides a more robust design. This enables surgeons to have a greater degree of precision and potentially increases the lifespan of the instrument. The ratcheting instruments currently used in orthopaedics all utilise a standard, two-pawl design, with just one or two teeth engaged for each direction.

“The launch of the TRI-GEAR technology is the next step in our continued investment in the medical device industry,” said Steve Sundberg, chief executive officer of MedTorque. “We are dedicated to providing our customers with the highest standard of performance and customer satisfaction. The TRI-GEAR ratcheting instrument line will enable us to take this commitment to performance and customer satisfaction a step further.”

Many of the components in the TRI-GEAR ratchet product line have been standardised to be used across various styles and sizes. This makes stocking components easier, lowers production costs and allows for fast assembly and significantly reduced lead times to get instruments to customers when they need them. MedTorque’s TRI-GEAR ratchets set a new standard in the industry and are available in axial/in-line, t-handle and palm styles and can be customised with colour, logos and artwork.