Category Archives: General K-Wire Info

Electropolishing and Laser Marking K-Wire

While generally not required by medical device regulations, it is often a nice touch to add electropolishing and laser marks to your K-Wire project. The electropolishing will give it a nice clean and bright finish. The laser marks add functionality … Continue reading

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Spade Tip K-Wire

At Modern Grinding, we have customers ask for Spade Tip K-Wires. This is normally followed by a pause and then when we ask what they mean by spade tip, they aren’t really sure. The wikipedia definition of spade tip is … Continue reading

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K-Wire MRI

We have been asked a couple times whether or not K-Wire is MRI compatible. We cannot speak for all K-Wires since K-Wires can come in different shapes and sizes. The most common K-Wire is made of Stainless Steel. Nitinol is … Continue reading

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K-Wire Tips

K-Wire Tip Angle The typical angle that we manufacture on a k-wire is 15 degrees. We have manufactured anywhere from 7 degrees to 45 degrees for custom parts but 15 degrees is the standard angle that we see. 15 degrees … Continue reading

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K-Wire Attributes and Pricing

We often get inquiries for K-wires with little understanding of the options so I will try to lay out what our typical customer purchases and the cost differential between options. When someone refers to a “K-Wire” they each tend to … Continue reading

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K-Wire Fixation

K-Wire fixation is a procedure to hold bone in place for recovery after a bone fracture. Percutaneous pin fixation is the process of fixation through the skin. K-Wire fixation uses a variety of tips to help achieve percutaneous guidance to the desired … Continue reading

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Percutaneous K-wire Fixation

At Kirschnerwires.com, we are not medical experts, we are a K-Wire Manufacturer who is interested in technological and research advances in the field of precision wire creation. The most valuable resource we have found for discussion on the surgical aspects … Continue reading

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Kirschner Wire Case Studies: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association

There were two case studies from the recent Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association which involved Kirschner Wire usage: Irreducible Metatarsophalangeal Joint Dislocation of the Lesser Toes We performed a dorsal incision between the second and third metatarsals, and … Continue reading

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Bulk Kirschner Wires

Hot off the press, here are a few bulk K-Wires. Please send us your next K-Wire project. We love to  partner with medical device designers to create special customized products. We know every project we do could potentially help save … Continue reading

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57 K-Wire with Trocar Tip and Partial Threading

Product: Standard K-Wire Outside Diameter (OD): .057″ Threading: Partial (.6″ Distal Threading) Threading Profile: Major Diameter, Minor Diameter, Root Radius, Pitch Tip: Trocar Tip on the Distal End Full Radius on the Proximal End Trocar Tip Angle: 30 degrees taper Trocar Tip … Continue reading

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