Reamer/Irrigator/Aspirator (RIA)

The Reamer/Irrigator/Aspirator System (RIA) provides irrigation and aspiration during reaming, allowing reduced intramedullary pressure and single pass reaming. Single pass reaming reduces operating room time and provides an easier technique.

The Graft Filter collects morselized bone while reaming with the Reamer/Irrigator/Aspirator (RIA).

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Key Features & Benefits

Graft Filter features:

  • Disposable, sterile only
  • Removable, cylindrical inner filter
  • Inner filter mesh with 0.5 mm pore size to capture bone and marrow
  • Graft Filter capacity: 100 cc

Autograft harvesting with RIA and the Graft Filter offers the following benefits:

  • Familiar technique
  • Harvesting through nail entry site
  • Alternative to iliac crest harvesting, which is associated with donor-site morbidity


  • To​ clear the medullary canal of bone marrow and reaming debris
  • To effectively size the medullary canal for the acceptance of an intramedullary implant or prosthesis
  • To harvest finely morselized autogenous bone and bone marrow for any surgical procedures requiring bone graft to facilitate fusion and/or fill bone defects. These procedures include spinal fusion, joint arthrodesis, total joint replacement, fracture repair, nonunion, maxillofacial reconstruction, and tumor removal

Please refer to the package insert for a complete list of indications, contraindications, precautions and warnings.

For further information on Synthes products, please contact your local Synthes representative.


 RIA Technique Video



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