Medtronic has launched a curved jaw cordless ultrasonic dissection system Sonicision, a next generation device, which is designed to deliver the combined benefits of enhanced precision to surgeons with convenience and safety in the operating room.
The new device is indicated for soft tissue incisions when bleeding control and minimal thermal injury are desired. The device can be used as an adjunct to or substitute for electrosurgery, lasers, steel scalpels in general, plastic, paediatric, gynaecologic, urologic, exposure to orthopedic structures (such as spine and joint space), and other open and endoscopic procedures.
One of the interesting features of this device is it allows good precision and visibility reaching tight spaces in the patient’s body, which is critical for surgeons while conducting these procedures in the operating room.
“Overcoming healthcare’s biggest challenges has been the driving force behind the development of our energy products for more than 50 years. Sonicision is a new age technology which is designed to enhance mobility in the operating room and enable asafer surgery.” said Madan Krishnan, vice president, India Medtronic Pvt Ltd.
He added that Medtronic is committed to develop smart products and procedural solutions in the area of surgical innovation to improve clinical outcomes.
Further talking about the features of the new device the company statement indicated that it is a cordless device which improves movement, mobility, and safety 1 in OR. The device has a single button with dual-mode energy control which allows access to minimum and maximum energy modes so the surgeon’s eyes can stay on the surgical field 2 and the tapered curved jaw provides access in tight spaces. When assembled, electrical power supplied by the battery pack is converted to ultrasonic energy in the generator. This energy is transferred to the active blade, which is used to accomplish the intended clinical use. All these features have been incorporated to empower surgeons to improve focus on patients and the surgery at hand.