Codman Neuro has taken the opportunity presented by the 2014 Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) Annual Meeting at which to announce the launch of its SPETZLER™ MALIS® Dual Irrigating Disposable Non-Stick Bipolar Forceps, the first disposable dual irrigating forceps for neurosurgery.
Irrigation is used to flush and cool target tissue and enable the surgical field of vision to remain clear during electrosurgery. Too much or too little fluid can interfere with visualization of the surgical site. To this end, the SPETZLER MALIS Dual Irrigating Forceps is the first disposable device to have irrigation channels inside both of its branches, offering claimed precise delivery of fluid through each forceps tip for improved and uninterrupted visualization. The device also provides the same non-stick coagulation performance as the standard version of the SPETZLER MALIS Disposable Bipolar Forceps.
The dual irrigating forceps is the latest addition to the SPETZLER MALIS Forceps product line, following the launch of SPETZLER MALIS Slim Non-Stick Bipolar Forceps earlier this year. SPETZLER MALIS Slim Forceps have the slimmest profile available on the market and provide access to narrow surgical fields. Standard SPETZLER MALIS Disposable Forceps have been available since 2006. This family of forceps features an ergonomic design that provides excellent visualization and control, which is especially important when operating on deep-seated tumors or vascular structures, and during skull-based neurosurgery.
Codman Neuro also offers ISOCOOL® Bipolar Forceps, designed for procedures requiring critically precise temperature control to reduce sticking and charring while coagulating.
“The dual irrigation design is ideal for working with arteriovenous malformations and vascular tumors as they keep the tips and vessels moist enhancing their non-stick properties, and the transparent fine tubing provides better visualization,” said company consultant, neurosurgeon Robert Spetzler, MD, FACS, Director, Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, Arizona. “The SPETZLER MALIS Disposable Bipolar Forceps line has been designed to be non-stick, low profile, and provide great tactile feedback.”
“Dual-irrigating bipolar forceps is an important innovation that provides neurosurgeons an instrument that delivers on all the essential elements required for the most demanding electrosurgery procedures,” said P. Laxmin Laxminarain, Worldwide President, Codman Neuro. “As the market leader with a long history of innovation, we continue to find areas to enhance procedures and fill unmet clinical needs.”
Source: Codman Neuro