Introducing the Woodpecker®

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 3000 systems in use today. Facilities that chose to use the Woodpecker are: Brigham and Women’s (Harvard University), Johns Hopkins University, Ohio State University, and University of Utah.


Top Ten Reasons Surgeons are Choosing to use the Woodpecker®:



  • Accurate shaping of the femoral canal provides improved fit with press fit stems
  • Hoop stresses are minimized
  • Femoral fractures caused by excessive radial force can be avoided
  • Bone marrow emboli risk decreased
  • Successfully used in MIS procedures
  • Push button control allows the broaches to be orientated in increments of 90° to accommodate Surgeon preference or approach
  • User fatigue is reduced
  • Operating time is reduced
  • Trial fit with broach duplicates final fit of prosthesis
  • Oscillations are extremely efficient for cutting/removal of bone fragments



The Woodpecker Pneumatic Broaching System (1-year warranty)

  • Catalog #929 – the Woodpecker pneumatic broaching system and Hose Assembly, includes Operation Manual
  • Catalog #928 – the Woodpecker only, includes Operation Manual



The Woodpecker®  – Cleaning & Sterilization


Hand wash, use neutral PH or slightly alkaline detergent according to the recommendations of the detergent manufacturer.

Rinse thoroughly & dry prior to steam sterilization.

Note: DO NOT power wash, DO NOT bucket soak.


IMT-USA recommends autoclaving according to standard hospital sterilization procedures and within the guidelines of the autoclave manufacturer to assure a Sterility Assurance Level (SAL) of at least 10-6.

Gravity Displacement Autoclave
With or Without Sterilization Tray  ~  270° F for 10 minutes

Pre-Vac or Hi-Vac Autoclave
With or Without Sterilization Tray – 270º F for at least 4-minutes and a dry time of 30-Minutes


Store at room temperature in dry conditions.

Call IMT-USA or refer to Operation Manual for further information.   

The Woodpecker®Service and Maintenance

IMT-USA recommends servicing the Woodpecker at least once per year.  Standard maintenance keeps the internal components lubricated which helps to prolong the life of the instrument.  Typically service only takes 24-48 hours to complete, however loaner equipment is available upon request (based on availability).

Recommended Service Intervals

Woodpecker usage
1-4 cases per week
5 or more cases per week
Service Frequency
1-time per year
2-times per year

Please note:
To thoroughly test the Woodpecker pneumatic broaching system, please send the Woodpecker and the hose assembly. Major part replacement or repairs to the Woodpecker, the hose assembly and other accessories are not covered under the Preventive Maintenance Program. Shipping & insurance costs are the responsibility of the customer.