Fit all MAYFIELD® Skull Clamps to allow rigid
- Supplied sterile packaged
- Engineered from synthetic Sapphire material to significantly reduce or limit artifact during CT and MR imaging
- The “Wings” design of the pin body improves the fit into receptacle holes of all MAYFIELD Skull Clamps
- Unique finger grooves molded into the pin body facilitate sure grip and easy removal from pin holders
Failure to read and follow instructions and warnings furnished in this instruction manual and the instructions and warnings included in the associated skull clamp instruction manual may result in serious patient injury. The skull clamp must be applied along a centerline of the patient’s head with the Radiolucent Disposable Skull Pins entering the skull perpendicularly. Failure to properly position the skull clamp on the patient’s head could result in patient injury such as scalp laceration due to skull pin slippage. Failure to properly position the patient and fully secure all adjustment positions of the skull clamp or any support device may result in patient injury. Do not use the MAYFIELD Radiolucent Disposable Skull Pins with the Original GARDNER brand Skull Clamp. The Radiolucent Disposable 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. For single patient use only. Do not resterilize 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 recommended that a second set of sterile skull pins be kept available in the event that sterile technique is compromised. Before using the product, carefully read the instruction manual for correct use and warnings associated with the specific skull clamp model intended to be used. Hold the Radiolucent Disposable Skull Pins between the thumb and forefinger at the plastic base. Insert the Radiolucent Disposable Skull Pins into the skull pin receptacles on the skull clamp. Push the Radiolucent Skull Disposable Pins in until they are seated firmly and cannot be inserted any further into the receptacle. Do not position the Radiolucent Disposable 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 resterilize or reuse.
Always inspect instruments before and after each use. Do not use and instrument if it appears damaged and/or does not seem to function properly, and immediately send the instrument for repair or replacement. The Radiolucent Disposable Skull Pins must be fully seated so there is no gap between the shoulder of the Radiolucent Disposable Skull Pin and the skull clamp. Make sure the trajectory of the single pin in the skull clamp intersects the center of the patient’s head and the rocker arm to correctly secure the patient’s head into the skull clamp. Radiolucent Disposable Skull Pins should enter the skull at a 90° angle. 60 lb. (267 N) of force is recommended for adults and 40 lb. (178 N) of force is recommended for children. All force settings are at the user’s discretion. Never exceed 80 lb. (356 N) of force. Remove single-pin holder or skull clamp extension from skull clamp prior to skull pin removal. This will minimize chance of injury during skull pin removal. Grasp skull pin plastic base between thumb and forefinger. Pull skull pin outward and away from the receptacle. Discard skull pin.