New surgical device streamlines most commonly performed shoulder operation

Smith & Nephew’s., Endoscopy Division today announced the launch of the DYONICS 5.5mm BONECUTTER ELECTROBLADE Resector, an all-in-one device for treating one of the most common sources of shoulder pain, subacromial impingement.

The DYONICS 5.5mm BONECUTTER ELECTROBLADE Resector combines patented technologies to do the work of three separate devices: a mechanical shaver for soft tissue removal, a burr to smooth bone, and a radiofrequency (RF) probe to seal blood vessels at the surgery site. The result is often shorter procedures.

During arthroscopic procedures, a surgeon may change instruments 10 to 20 times to address the specific requirements of each case. With each instrument exchange, the surgeon needs to re-establish device position in the joint, regain the field of view, and, in some cases, adjust the joint position to ensure there is enough room to maneuver the devices within the joint capsule.

“The DYONICS 5.5mm BONECUTTER ELECTROBLADE Resector saves time and improves workflow during arthroscopic procedures,” said Dr. Craig Levitz, a sports medicine specialist with Orlin & Cohen Orthopedic Group in Rockville Centre, N.Y. “Reduced procedure time means reduced time under anesthesia, and a reduced potential for procedure-related complications such as extravasation (oversaturation of the joint area by surgical fluid).”

“For three decades, the DYONICS name has represented leadership, innovation and quality in the arthroscopy marketplace,” said Alain Tranchemontagne, senior vice president of marketing for Smith & Nephew Endoscopy. “The DYONICS 5.5mm BONECUTTER ELECTROBLADE Resector addresses what surgeons have told us are the critical challenges associated with treating shoulder impingement: soft tissue resection, bleeding control and bone removal. We’re proud to bring this technology to our surgeon customers and their patients.”


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