Designed to assist the surgeon in the placement of wire or nylon sutures. The instrument has a number of functions:
- locates the drill bit on the bone surface eliminating "drill skate".
- protects the soft tissues
- prevents them from wrapping around the drill bit
- eases the passage of the suture through the hole
- retrieves the suture material from the blind side as forceps removed
- suitable for drill bit sizes up to 2.5mm and wire up to 18 gauge