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1. (WO2018102853) AN ORTHOPAEDIC SURGICAL DEPTH GUIDE

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/102853    International Application No.:    PCT/AU2017/000261
Publication Date: Fri Jun 15 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Thu Dec 07 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: A61B 5/107
G01B 3/28
Applicants: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Inventors: NICHOLL, John, William, Richard
Title: AN ORTHOPAEDIC SURGICAL DEPTH GUIDE
Abstract:
A surgical depth guide comprising a body (2) adapted to cooperate with a passing pin to form a depth guide assembly, and wherein the body is unitary, or comprises a single piece. In one form, the body is generally elongate and comprises a guide portion (4) at a first end of the body, a first handle portion (8) hingedly connected to the guide portion, a second handle portion (6) hingedly connected to the first handle portion, and a gauge portion (10) hingedly connected to the second handle portion at a second end of the body. In a further aspect, there is provided a method for assembling the surgical depth guide assembly. In one form, the method comprises the steps of forming the body into a loop by slidably engaging the gauge portion (10) with the guide portion (4), and then securing the passing pin to the gauge portion.