Unthreaded Kirschner Wires are supplied in several formats, Trocar point in which the tip is sharpened to a 3 facet point, Bayonet point which provides a spade drill for improved cutting, Triangular end to allow greater grip in the jaws of the drill, and Round end, plain finished with domed tip. Threaded, trocar pointed wires are also available for use as guide wires.
Used in skeletal traction for alignment and reduction of fractures and with certain external fixation systems. Steinmann Pins are supplied either with a three facet trocar point or ‘spade drill type’ bayonet point. The ends of the pins are available either triangular or round.