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.
REDUCES ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT
“One of the key findings is that the selected cleaning and sterilization process for reusable instruments is responsible for up to 90 % of the greenhouse gas emissions…” [#3, Leiden A, Cerdes F]
The EDG® ORTHO 65mm is the choice for healthcare professionals
"I DO NOT SEE ANY REASON WHY THIS EDG® WON'T BECOME THE NEW STANDARD OF CARE IN THE NEAR FUTURE"
- PROMINENT DUKE UNIVERSITY UPPER-EXTREMITY ORTHO SURGEON
The reusable analog depth gauge is the incumbent surgical tool used today to measure which length screw should be implanted into patients during a surgical repair of a broken bone, ORIF procedures. This orthopedic device was first invented in 1925 with little update or improvements since then. The product has several features which show its age when juxtaposed against today’s technological advancements and the EDG® Ortho 65mm.