In addition to the contact-free APC function, users can utilize the new single-use instrument for cutting and coagulating, with or without argon gas as options. Argon-supported surgery reduces the carbonization effects on tissue, minimizes smoke formation and thus gives a clear view of the operating field during surgery.
The user has the choice between open surgery APCapplicator models with different shaft lengths and a laparoscopic instrument. Fitted directly to the handle, the buttons, including the ReMode button, allow selection of the 5 functions and changes to the device's settings from the operating field. The spatula and needle electrode have a variable length and can be retracted completely into the shaft. This most important function allows extensive and contact-free APC coagulation, in particular of larger resection areas - without the applicator sticking to the tissue.
The instrument offers additional operating convenience through an integrated filter, as well as instrument recognition with preset start settings based on user experience. Mainly general surgeons, urologists and gynecologists will benefit from these many advantages. Of the present users, 93% would recommend the product to a colleague.
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