AREX® Product Information Sheet


Distributed by MicroAire


  • Malleable device for maintaining hand position
  • A lead-free alternative to the traditional “Lead Hand”
  • Reusable and autoclavable
  • Radiolucent to allow x-rays without changing hand position
  • Saves space otherwise taken by assistant’s hands
  • Metal alloy interior, coated with high-quality composite bio-compatible silicone elastomer
  • Proprietary surface treatment for easy cleaning
  • Sand-blasted, heat-treated aluminum, bonds firmly with silicone coating to eliminate peeling
  • Rounded metal edges and corners protect the coating

Chirobloc 3


  • The newest and most versatile Chirobloc model
  • Includes wrist strap and five samples of ForgetMeNot tourniquets (REF FMN-Y2B), which can also be used to hold finger positions with Chirobloc
  • 30 cm x 26.5 cm

Chirobloc Large


  • Large surface area
  • 33.5 cm x 36.5 cm

Chirobloc Small


  • Pediatric applications
  • 22 cm x 25 cm

Chirobloc Ballast / Stand


  • Slotted, stainless-steel stand
  • Provides stability for all Chirobloc models
  • 15 cm x 16 cm

ForgetMeNot tourniquets can also be used to hold finger positions with Chirobloc.


  • ForgetMeNot (Yellow) REF FMN-Y2B (10PK)
  • ForgetMeNot (Blue) REF FMN-B2B (10PK)
  • Silicone-elastomer finger tourniquet
  • Reusable and autoclavable
  • Brightly colored to prevent forgotten tourniquets
  • Easily exsanguinates fingers prior to surgery
  • Unlike rubber-ring tourniquets, ForgetMeNot is always the correct size
  • Untie and remove with one hand, instead of cutting or rolling a rubber ring back across the repaired wound
  • Can also be used to hold finger positions with Chirobloc

Wire Manipulators

  • Quality instruments for pulling, pushing, crimping, bending, and cutting wires
  • Neatly cuts wires to produce a rounded end with no sharp edges
  • Manufactured in Europe using high-quality materials and the finest workmanship
  • Patented, precision hinge designs ensure smooth operation and longevity

Alice Pliers


  • Strong and simple pliers for pulling, pushing, crimping and cutting
  • Simplifies a difficult technique for K-wires 0.8 to 1.2 mm

Manotte Pliers


  • Bend, cut and crimp K-wires
  • Wire sizes 1 to 1.6 mm in diameter
  • Designed to bend a K-wire without applying stress while traversing bone

HK2 Pliers


  • Laterally bend K-wires without stressing the portion of wire in the bone
  • Wire sizes 1.2 – 1.5 and 1.8 mm
  • Crimp HK2 connectors

Contact your MicroAire Representative to order.

AREX® products distributed by:

MicroAire Surgical Instruments
3590 Grand Forks Boulevard
Charlottesville, VA 22911 USA
800 722 0822 or +434 975 8000
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