Flexible Shafts for Medical Applications

Can be curved over, under and around areas in ways a solid shaft cannot.

Meniscular Tear Repair Tru Span
S.S. White Technologies

S.S. White Technologies, the worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of flexible shafts, highlights their bespoke flexible shaft solutions for medical applications.

Flexible shafts transmit rotary motion much like a solid shaft, but can be curved over, under, and around areas in ways a solid shaft cannot. Flexible shafts are used in a variety of medical applications, including:

  • AAA - Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair
  • Minuscular tear repair system
  • Heart valve repair
  • Hand held screw driver
  • Contrast dye injection
  • Breast biopsy
  • Transesophageal echocardiogram
  • Bariatric surgery
  • Lasik surgery

Flexible shafts are commonly used in surgical applications, especially in surgical power tools and tools used in minimally invasive procedures. These shafts are typically manufactured from stainless steel or phosphor bronze and in many cases are made to be highly flexible, even more so than flexible shafts used in other industries.

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