Surgical Oncology News

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Salient Surgical's New Aquamantys3 System with Advanced Cutting and Hemostatic Sealing Device Proves Successful in First Surgical Case

Author: Jennifer Silverman, iStockAnalyst
Oct 20, 2010

(Business Wire) -- Salient Surgical announced today that the company has completed the first human cases in Europe using its new Aquamantys®3 System. The new system includes a handpiece that combines for the first time Salient's patented Transcollation® technology for hemostatic sealing of soft tissue and bones with cutting capabilities.

Mr. David Harrison of Clementine Churchill Hospital in Harrow-on-the-Hill, England, was the first clinician to use the technology in spine surgery, where he performed a spinal fusion revision procedure, a lumbar disc replacement and a posterior lumbar interbody fusion, all of which were successful on many fronts. The revision patient lost approximately 150 ml of blood in a case where the typical blood loss is 800-1000 ml...

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