Military FAQ Page
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
From Military Personnel
What is the most common kit size?
Can I use any power tool?
We recommend that military teams use the power tools specified by Arbutus Medical for each system since each tool was selected specifically for ergonomics, compatibility, and speed/torque settings that are ideal for orthopaedic surgery. The DrillCover Hex uses the DEWALT DCF610, while the DrillCover PRO utilizes the Makita DF032DZ fit with an additional Arbutus Medical stabilization bracket. With every military kit, Arbutus Medical provides our recommended power tools. We do not recommend using the DrillCover power tool for other purposes outside of surgery.
What hospital type is the DrillCover technology designed for?
The DrillCover technology platform is designed for Role 2 medical facilities requiring lightweight equipment. The tools can be used at large installations from Role 3 to domestic trauma surgery, but they were designed to meet the needs of surgeons operating in advanced settings.