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Arbutus Medical is an orthopaedic equipment company developing innovative devices for use around the world. 

DrillCover PRO

The DrillCover PRO is Arbutus Medical's newest product. A safe, sterile, reusable barrier for use with a modified hardware drills.

DrillCover PRO System

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What is it?

A cannulated drill-reamer with quick-connect capability

A powerful and durable hardware drill enclosed in a sterile, liquid and pathogen proof cover.  

The drill easily switches between Drill and Ream modes during use.  With 32 Nm of torque available in the Ream mode this tool offers 50% more power than most orthopaedic drills.

A range of 3-jaw chucks and most common quick-connects provide a choice of options for connecting to drill bits, pins, wires and reamers.

What can it do?

The DrillCover PRO is a versatile system that is suitable for any procedure requiring drilling, driving or reaming.

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It has more than enough power for most demanding procedures, such as acetabular reaming, while at the same time the precision-made components allow for fine handling and accuracy required for small bone surgery.

Cannulated drilling and reaming is made possible by a special cannulated adapter.

Drill bits and reamers with AO Small, Zimmer and Hudson type quick-connect shanks can be directly connected.  

Round shanks, pins, wires and remaining quick-connects can be securely gripped using a range of 3-jaw chucks, including the high-capacity 10mm chuck which provides enough grip to hold a round shank acetabular reamer without slipping and the keyless chuck for faster re-chucking.  

Why should you use it?

The Arbutus Medical DrillCover technology saves money without compromising safety or performance.


The hardware drill used in the system was carefully selected for its robustness, power and battery life. The ergonomics of this drill match that of a conventional surgical drill while the cover provides a fully sealed liquid and pathogen proof sterile barrier. The DrillCover PRO System allows you to perform a full range of orthopaedic procedures that any conventional drill is capable of.

With this modular system you can tailor its configuration to your own needs. Save money by omitting the components that are of no use to you while retaining the option to add those components later if the situation should change.

Conventional orthopaedic drill systems are expensive and one drill is not enough as it takes time to clean and sterilize instruments between cases. Multiple DrillCovers allow a busy hospital to perform back-to-back surgeries with a single drill by simply replacing the battery and loading the drill into a new sterile cover.

DrillCover PRO Base Kit*

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Included in every DrillCover PRO Base Kit is:

  • 1 Makita drill

  • 2 Rechargeable Lithium Ion Batteries

  • 1 Battery Charger (Plug types A, C and G available)

  • 1 DrillCover PRO Linen + 1 Textile Guard

*The DrillCover PRO Base Kit is not a complete drill system. Additional components to complete the system are customizable to meet your specific needs.

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Part Specifications


Attachment Options & Warranty

  • Adapter options:

    • Cannulated (Zimmer and Hudson quick connect)

    • InLine (Zimmer and Hudson quick connect)

  • Attachment options:

    • Regular 3-jaw chuck (7.4mm diameter capacity)

    • Large 3-jaw chuck (10mm diameter capacity)

    • AO Small Quick-Connect

    • Keyless 3-jaw chuck (7.4mm diameter capacity)

  • Materials: Surgical grades of stainless steel except anodized aluminum for adapter housing

  • Sterilization: Steam autoclave only. Gravity displacement at 121° C for 30 minutes; Prevac autoclave at 132° C for 4 minutes or 134° C for 3 minutes.


DrillCover PRO Linen

  • Material: Waterproof textile and construction (including fully-taped seams); pathogen-barrier; level IV surgical gown textile

  • Lifetime: 75 uses

  • Sterilization: Steam autoclave only. Gravity displacement at 121° C for 30 minutes; Prevac autoclave at 132° C for 4 minutes or 134° C for 3 minutes.

Makita Drill, Batteries & Charger

  • Brushless motor

  • 2-Gear Speed:

    • Drilling: High speed of 0-1500 RPM (rotations per minute), with maximum torque of of 9.6 N-m (84 in-lbs)

    • Reaming: Low speed of 0-450 RPM (rotations per minute), with maximum torque of 32 N-m (280 in-lbs)

  • Battery: 2x 12V rechargeable Lithium-ion batteries

  • Weight: 1.1 kg (2.4 Ibs)

  • Charger Voltage & Plug Type: 120V or 240V; Plug types A, C or G


US FDA (Food & Drug Administration): The DrillCover Systems Family is registered as a Class I medical device with the US FDA.

Health Canada: The DrillCover Systems family is licensed as a Class II medical device by Health Canada.