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1. (WO2017040783) POWERED SURGICAL DRILL WITH INTEGRAL DEPTH GAUGE THAT INCLUDES A PROBE THAT SLIDES OVER THE DRILL BIT

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/040783    International Application No.:    PCT/US2016/049899
Publication Date: Fri Mar 10 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Fri Sep 02 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: A61B 17/16
Applicants: STRYKER CORPORATION
Inventors: CARUSILLO, Steve
Title: POWERED SURGICAL DRILL WITH INTEGRAL DEPTH GAUGE THAT INCLUDES A PROBE THAT SLIDES OVER THE DRILL BIT
Abstract:
A drill for driving a drill bit into a solid object such as bone. The drill includes a rotor with a bore that transmits rotational movement to the drill bit. The drill bit extends through the rotor bore. A probe extends forward from the drill to measure bore depth. The probe is moveably mounted to the drill so as to extend into the rotor bore. As the drill and drill bit advance forward the probe remains static. As a result of the advancement of the drill the rotor extends over the proximal end of the probe.