Custom blades and high tolerances allow a precise fit within the Accu-Cut® Guides
The blades provided with the Accu-Cut® Guide system are custom designed to work with the Accu-Cut® templates to provide the highest level of precision. Traditional saw blades have offset teeth, meaning the blade is thicker at the teeth than the rest of the blade. The Accu-Cut® blades do not have offset teeth, meaning they are a uniform thickness. This allows for tighter tolerances to the guides.
Why is this important? Tight tolerances ensure the blade stays in the same plane through both dorsal and plantar cuts, without any divergence or convergence. If offset teeth were used, guide tolerances would be much looser, which in turn could allow for uneven cuts. Uneven cuts can lead to poorly apposed bone segments and gapping, which can in turn lead to delayed or non-unions.
Two point fixation created a stable platform for the osteotomy
Accu-Cut® Guides are mounted on two included 0.045 k-wires and secured with a hemostat to avoid any guide migration during cutting.
Why is this important? This ensures the Accu-Cut® Guide stays tightly mounted against the metatarsal, maintaining straight, even cuts through the entire procedure.
Accu-Cut® Guides are manufactured from PAEK
The Guides are injection molded from PAEK, Polyaryletherketone.
Why is this important? PAEK is highly biocompatible, while also extremely rigid and durable. This ensures all Accu-Cut® Guides perform as intended without effects from blade abrasion or heat build up.
The variety of Accu-Cut® Guides available allow for correction in all three planes
Accu-Cut® Guides are available for single-plane osteotomies, dual-plane osteotomies and tri-plane osteotomies.
Why is this important? Accu-Cut® Guides allow the surgeon to correct one or multiple deformities with one procedure. The standard Chevron guide simply moves the metatarsal head laterally (in one plane), while the Youngswick guide moves it laterally and plantarly (two planes), and the DMAA guide moves the head laterally while rotating it plantarly and medially (three planes).