# Schanz Pin Specification, Uses, Sizes and Surgical Techniques.

Schanz Pin is a metallic rod with pointed threads at one end and other end fashioned to fix into an attachment device.

Schanz Pins are available in various Types, lengths and diameters.

**Types:** Self Tapping, Self Drilling, Tapered Threaded

**Diameters:** 4mm, 4.5mm, 5mm, 5.5mm, 6mm, 6.5mm

**Lengths:** 60 mm to 300 mm

Schanz Pin Self Drilling has been specifically designed to optimise the bone/pin interface to reduce the occurrence of pin-tract related complications in external fixation.

The unique design of Schanz Pin Self Drilling reduces heat generation and insertion torque while improving pullout resistance in cortical and cancellous bone

## Schanz Pin Self Tapping / Self Drilling Sizes

Dia x Thread Length x Total Length = 4 x 20 x 80 mm

Dia x Thread Length x Total Length = 4 x 30 x 100 mm

Dia x Thread Length x Total Length = 4 x 40 x 125 mm

Dia x Thread Length x Total Length = 4 x 40 x 150 mm

Dia x Thread Length x Total Length = 4 x 40 x 175 mm

Dia x Thread Length x Total Length = 4.5 x 20 x 60 mm

Dia x Thread Length x Total Length = 4.5 x 20 x 80 mm

Dia x Thread Length x Total Length = 4.5 x 30 x 100 mm

Dia x Thread Length x Total Length = 4.5 x 40 x 125 mm

Dia x Thread Length x Total Length = 4.5 x 40 x 150 mm

Dia x Thread Length x Total Length = 4.5 x 40 x 175 mm

Dia x Thread Length x Total Length = 5.0 x 30 x 100 mm

Dia x Thread Length x Total Length = 5.0 x 40 x 125 mm

Dia x Thread Length x Total Length = 5.0 x 60 x 150 mm

Dia x Thread Length x Total Length = 5.0 x 60 x 175 mm

Dia x Thread Length x Total Length = 5.0 x 80 x 200 mm

Dia x Thread Length x Total Length = 5.0 x 80 x 250 mm

Dia x Thread Length x Total Length = 5.5 x 30 x 100 mm

Dia x Thread Length x Total Length = 5.5 x 40 x 125 mm

Dia x Thread Length x Total Length = 5.5 x 60 x 150 mm

Dia x Thread Length x Total Length = 5.5 x 60 x 175 mm

Dia x Thread Length x Total Length = 5.5 x 80 x 200 mm

Dia x Thread Length x Total Length = 5.5 x 80 x 250 mm

Dia x Thread Length x Total Length = 6 x 30 x 100 mm

Dia x Thread Length x Total Length = 6 x 40 x 125 mm

Dia x Thread Length x Total Length = 6 x 60 x 150 mm

Dia x Thread Length x Total Length = 6 x 60 x 175 mm

Dia x Thread Length x Total Length = 6 x 80 x 200 mm

Dia x Thread Length x Total Length = 6 x 80 x 250 mm

Dia x Thread Length x Total Length = 6.5 x 80 x 200 mm

Dia x Thread Length x Total Length = 6.5 x 80 x 225 mm

Dia x Thread Length x Total Length = 6.5 x 80 x 250 mm

Dia x Thread Length x Total Length = 6.5 x 90 x 275 mm

Dia x Thread Length x Total Length = 6.5 x 100 x 300 mm

## Schanz Pin Tapered Threaded Sizes

Dia x Thread Length x Total Length = 4.5-3.5 x 20 x 80

Dia x Thread Length x Total Length = 4.5-3.5 x 20 x 100

Dia x Thread Length x Total Length = 4.5-3.5 x 30 x 100

Dia x Thread Length x Total Length = 4.5-3.5 x 30 x 120

Dia x Thread Length x Total Length = 4.5-3.5 x 30 x 140

Dia x Thread Length x Total Length = 4.5-3.5 x 40 x 120

Dia x Thread Length x Total Length = 4.5-3.5 x 40 x 140

Dia x Thread Length x Total Length = 4.5-3.5 x 40 x 160

Dia x Thread Length x Total Length = 6-5 x 30 x 100

Dia x Thread Length x Total Length = 6-5 x 30 x 120

Dia x Thread Length x Total Length = 6-5 x 30 x 140

Dia x Thread Length x Total Length = 6-5 x 30 x 160

Dia x Thread Length x Total Length = 6-5 x 40 x 140

Dia x Thread Length x Total Length = 6-5 x 40 x 160

Dia x Thread Length x Total Length = 6-5 x 40 x 180

Dia x Thread Length x Total Length = 6-5 x 40 x 200

Dia x Thread Length x Total Length = 6-5 x 50 x 160

Dia x Thread Length x Total Length = 6-5 x 50 x 180

Dia x Thread Length x Total Length = 6-5 x 50 x 200

Dia x Thread Length x Total Length = 6-5 x 50 x 220

Dia x Thread Length x Total Length = 6-5 x 60 x 180

Dia x Thread Length x Total Length = 6-5 x 60 x 200

Dia x Thread Length x Total Length = 6-5 x 60 x 220

Dia x Thread Length x Total Length = 6-5 x 60 x 240

Dia x Thread Length x Total Length = 6-5 x 70 x 200

Dia x Thread Length x Total Length = 6-5 x 70 x 220

Dia x Thread Length x Total Length = 6-5 x 70 x 240

Dia x Thread Length x Total Length = 6-5 x 80 x 220

Dia x Thread Length x Total Length = 6-5 x 80 x 250

## Schanz Pin Indications for Use

Schanz Pin is intended for use with an external fixation system for fracture fixation (open or closed); pseudoarthrosis or nonunion of long bones; limb lengthening by epiphyseal or metaphyseal distraction; correction of bony or soft tissue deformity; correction of segmental bony or soft tissue deformity; correction of segmental bony or soft tissue defects; and joint arthrodesis.

The chosen diameter of the Schanz Pin depends on the system that is selected for a particular fracture and on the bone size. For example, for a tibial fracture, Schanz Pin with a diameter of 5 mm are used (2.5 mm Kirschner wires or threaded pins are used for the small fixator).