“Ariana Finger Drill and Suture Shuttle” for Bone Perforation: Think Simple!

Çerçi Özkan A., Kozanoğlu E.

Indian Journal of Surgery, 2023 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s12262-023-03862-5
  • Journal Name: Indian Journal of Surgery
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CAB Abstracts, CINAHL, Veterinary Science Database
  • Keywords: Bone perforation, Drill, Suture passing, Suture shuttle
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Drilling a bone and passing a suture through the drilled hole are commonly performed during several surgical procedures. In this study, a newly designed non-electric drill with a hole over its shank is introduced. The hole may carry a suture material through cartilage or bone tissues; thus, it may provide a considerable additional function of suture shuttling. “Ariana finger drill and suture shuttle” consists of four main parts and one specifically designed hole. From distal to proximal, it consists of a perforating tip, a shank, a handle, and a cap at the top of the handle. The device may be operated easily with fingers, and it can perforate the bone without damaging it with pressure or heat. Additionally, the cap of the screwdriver may turn 360°, and it may protect against glove wrapping during continuous rotation movement. “Ariana finger drill and suture shuttle” contains a 0.4-mm hole that is located at the upper end of the perforating tip. This allows the drill to act as a suture shuttle. Bone perforating and suture shuttle features of the device may be used in rhinoplasty, periorbital surgery, temporomandibular joint surgery, hand surgery, and facial rejuvenation surgeries. “Ariana finger drill and suture shuttle” is a non-electric device that may be considered a good alternative for bone drilling and suture passing through the drilled tunnel with a very low cost and a low complication risk.