Total Hip Broaching System

Developed in Switzerland in 1992 by IMT and used by Orthopedic Surgeons worldwide. The Woodpecker represents an advancement of the Total Hip Arthroplasty procedure with over 6000 systems in use today.

Hammering is passé. Rasping today is performed pneumatically. For a perfect fit.

Using the Woodpecker, the surgeon can create a precisely reamed prosthesis bed in the medullary femur. The minimal impulses generated by the rasp machine reduce tension peaks, fissures and splintering. The low intraosseous pressure minimizes the risk of fat embolism syndrome substantially. The high-frequency axial impulses of the instrument substantially reduce operating time.

Technical Information

Operating pressure: 7 to 8 bar
Total stroke: 10 mm
Oscillation frequenzy: 70 Hz
Size: Length: 25 cm
Height: 19,6 cm
Width: 5,9 cm
Weight: 2,3 Kilograms


The Woodpecker is a pneumatically powered device and must be operated at a pressure of 7-8 bar (100 to 120 PSI). Use nitrogen or clean compressed air to power the Woodpecker. The air must be free of particles.