Achieving operative hemostasis is imperative to fine dissection and nerve preservation. The traditional steel scalpel has been the instrument of choice for precise surgical dissection due to its accuracy and lack of tissue damage. However, attendant capillary oozing and blood loss is problematic with a steel scalpel. The Hemostatix Thermal Scalpel enables surgeons to perform fine dissection with immediate hemostasis without fear of neuropraxia.
Surgical Incision Device
|Provides scalpel tactile feedback sufficient to distinguish tissue types
|Provides precise tissue incision equivalent to cold scalpel
|Incises with low-drag in all tissue types
|Reduces operating time to both cut and coagulate tissue
|Eliminates need to adjust tip-to-tissue air gap distance during incision
|Allows surgeon to set scalpel maximum temperature
|Minimizes collateral thermal damage to nearby vital structures
|Seals most blood vessels as they are incised providing dry field
|Enables application of tamponade to seal larger vessels prior to incision
|Minimizes depth of necrosis at surface of incision
|Eliminates possibility of electrical tissue stimulation
|Eliminates possibility of dispersing airborne, viable tumor cells and virions
|Avoids interference with Pacemakers, Implantable Defibrillators, Cochlear implants
|Eliminates need for smoke evacuation
|Eliminates grounding pad
|Avoids electrical current flow is tissue, unwanted collateral electrical tissue injury
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The Scalpel Blade is a 5-layer laminate composition of copper and stainless steel. The blade is surgically sharp. Advanced micro-electric circuitry applied to the blade surface enables immediate heating to a maximum of 300 degrees Celsius. The patient is insulated from the electric current and no grounding pad is required.
The Precision 8400 controller energizes (heats) the scalpel blade to maintain the desired temperature within extremely narrow limits (+/- 5 degrees Celsius). Advanced Virtual Temperature Sensing (VTS) software enables the Precision 8400 to automatically maintain scalpel blade temperature at the desired set-point in response to 1) the type of tissue being incised and, 2) the rate of the surgeons cutting speed.
The result is a dry, clean surgical field which provides exceptional visualization for the safe dissection of nerves and critical anatomy.
Enables precise anatomical dissection with no electroconductivity
Allows complete visualization of nerves, vessels, and critical anatomical structures.
Accurate tactile feedback allows unprecedented surgical control.