- Red O-ring connotes a disposable product; ensures a secure fit
Failure to read and follow instructions furnished in this product insert may result in serious patient injury. These skull pins are not recommended for use on children under five (5) years of age and extreme caution should be exercised in pediatric cases because of the thin skull. MAYFIELD Child Skull Pins are recommended for young children over the age of five (5) years. It is at the discretion of the user, when the adult of child skull pins should be used. Before using this product, carefully read the product insert for correct use and warnings associated with the specific skull clamp model intended to be used. Do not position the skull pins over the frontal sinuses or the temporal area of the skull. Take care to avoid major blood vessels, nerves, previously restored or abnormally thin bone. For single patient use only. Do not sterilize or reuse. Disposable skull pins are to be used for one procedure only. Re-sterilization will impair the function of the product and may result in failure of the skull pin base when being used. Sharpness of the skull pin is not guaranteed with repeated use. We recommend that a second set of sterile pins be kept available in the event that sterile technique is compromised.
Do not use these skull pins with the Original Gardner brand Skull Clamp. This device can not be resterilized. Use each disposable skull pin for one procedure only. Resterilization and subsequent reuse will impair the function of the pin. The skull pins must be fully sealed so there is no gap between the shoulder of the skull pin and the skull clamp. (this does not apply to the MAYFIELD Triad Skull Clamp A-1108.) Skull pins should enter the scalp at a 90°angle. 60 lb. of pressure is recommended for adults and 40 lb. or pressure is recommended for children. All pressure settings are at the user’s discretion. Never exceed 80 lb. of pressure. Remove skull clamp extension from skull clamp base prior to skull pin removal. This may prevent chance of injury during skull pin removal. Do not resterilize or reuse.