The EDG® reduced critical measurement error by 90% in recent cadaveric and sawbone lab studies. Mismeasurement is a leading cause for wasted screws, an ~$200M / year cost to the healthcare system.
Mitigate Infection Risk
A recent study conducted by a leading researcher on dirty surgical instruments at a large university Level I hospital, found reusable depth gauges by design are difficult if not impossible to clean properly, and sterilization is not affective on an insufficiently cleaned surgical instrument.
Actual microscopic images from inside standard orthopedic depth gauge.
Per case cost for using the standard depth gauge: >$400. The EDG® can significantly reduce this cost from greater accuracy (i.e. less wasted screws), reduced infection risk, and greater measurement consistency.
EDG® is the New Standard
The surgical tool that is used today to measure length of bone screw holes intraoperatively is the depth gauge. This orthopedic device was patented in 1925 and has had little update or improvement since then. The product has several features which show its age when juxtaposed against today’s technological advancements.
The EDG® ORTHO 65mm is the choice for healthcare professionals