Aquamantys3 BSC 9.1S Bipolar Sealer with Cutting
A single-use, electrosurgical instrument that controls bleeding without charring soft tissue or causing irritating smoke for the surgeon and surgical staff. This presents real clinical benefits for the patient and the hospital.
Low temperature blood vessel sealing–stops bleeding without unnecessarily burning tissue.
1 RF energy & saline applied to open vessel.
2 Heat induced shrinkage occurs at or below 100 degrees Celsius.
3 Vessels less than 1mm may occlude.
For the surgeon in-situ control of bleeding
For the patient may result in reduced
post-operative pain and swelling as well
as reduced blood transfusion rates.
For the hospital may reduce recovery times
leading to a reduction in expenditures and
Following the yellow/blue button industry convention for cut/coagulation in electrosurgical instruments, the Aquamantys presents familiarity, but with tactile improvements that help prevent errors.
For Cutting Tissue The yellow button is narrow and vertically aligned and accommodates the “pencil grip” for monopolar cutting of tissue.
For Sealing Vessels The button is purposefully wide and sweeps over the sides of the instrument for crystal clear tactile differentiation from the cutting button. In addition to the tactile difference, the horizontal coverage allows for intuitive, reachable activation by finger or thumb when the instrument is rotated for blood vessel sealing.
The distal end swivels allowing the surgeon to move the bulky saline and electrical cables bundle to a comfortable position and keep in a static position while permitting the grip interface and proximal tip to rotating freely between cutting and sealing.
When rotated 90 degrees, the tip becomes a broad surface, exposing both the inner electrode and outer wire. With the flow of saline, this allows for sealing of blood vessels at low temperatures to manage bleeding.
The tip presents a wire thin edge in the below orientation. Ideal for the cutting through tissue.
The proximal shaft of the instrument is pliable. The surgeon can manipulate the tip left or right to manage bleeding in hard-to-reach, awkward areas where visibility may be limited.
Percentage of the field that is male
Percentage of the field that 40 years old and older
Percentage of the field in private practic
Average number of surgeries performed each month
Average annual salary
From American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons www.aaos.org
One of our observations with disposable surgical instruments is that, due to the nature of their disposability, they all look akin to a toddler's toy: cheap, plastic, and unconsidered. The challenge we tasked ourselves with regarding the aesthetic approach was how do we make a disposable instrument look more like a sophisticated tool that our end user–a well-compensated medical craftsman–would find irresistible to use beyond its functionality and based on its stunning appearance?