PiggyBack® Wire Converter

Transition without Losing Position

The PiggyBack® Wire Converter is a 0.035” outer diameter wire converter that can be delivered over and locked onto a 0.014” guidewire to allow subsequent delivery of 0.035” compatible catheters, sheaths and devices.

  • 0.035” O.D. for delivery of standard 0.035” devices
  • 0.014” I.D. for delivery over standard 0.014” guidewires
  • Hydrophilic coating on distal 18cm for smooth delivery
  • Embedded radiopaque marker band for visualization under fluoroscopy

0.014” Inside, 0.035” Outside

The PiggyBack® Wire Converter is useful for peripheral procedures requiring a 0.014” guidewire for easier access and a 0.035” guidewire for more support. The PiggyBack® Wire Converter is designed to convert a 0.014” guidewire to a 0.035” platform without losing vessel placement or exchanging guidewires.


How Does It Work?

The PiggyBack® Wire Converter can be delivered over a 0.014” guidewire in situ or preloaded onto a 0.014” guidewire before it is placed intravascular.

Do not advance the PiggyBack® Wire Converter without a guidewire in place. Advancement of the PiggyBack® Wire Converter without a guidewire in place may result in intimal damage, arterial dissection or perforation.

The PiggyBack® Wire Converter is intended to be used with guidewires to access the peripheral vasculature and to facilitate placement of interventional devices. Refer to the Instructions for Use for a complete listing of the indications, contraindications, warnings and precautions. Information in this material is not a substitute for the product Instructions for Use. CAUTION: Federal (USA) law restricts this device to sale by or on the order of a physician. Not all products are available in all regions. Please contact customer service to confirm availability in your region. Teleflex, the Teleflex logo and PiggyBack are trademarks or registered trademarks of Teleflex Incorporated or its affiliates, in the U.S. and/or other countries. MC-004323 Rev 0 Revised: 04/2018.