This innovative device developed by Israeli scientists and physicians, for the first time was implemented into practice in the largest Israeli private med. centre “Assuta”. The scalpel was designed for operating spines. Ultrasonic scalpel performs incisions using sound waves (frequency of 22.5 kHz).
Thus soft tissue integrity is preserved much better, though the device is oriented for dense tissue like bones and vertebrae. Thus, muscle tissue, tendons, nerves and blood vessels remain intact. It is especially important that during operations the spinal cord remains absolutely intact, although in ordinary operations on a spine such risks always potentially exist.
How does it work?
This instrument is extremely accurate, it works very quickly and efficiently, substantially reducing the degree of risk during surgery. Linear vibration goes on a blunt blade; whereby super precision osteotomy is performed. However, special liquid for humidification and cooling scalpel is constantly supplied through the ultrasonic blade even when it is immersed in tissues. This technology allowed to considerably reduce operation time (30 to 120 min., depending on the complexity of the procedure).
Among indisputable advantages of the ultrasonic scalpel there are:
- The level of device security: its use increases the guarantee of accurate and local surgical intervention with maximum preservation of soft tissues, nerves and blood vessels. The device has an ability to detect tissue density, thereby reducing the risk of injury when used.
- Reduction of blood loss during surgery.
- Reduction of the negative impact on a bone (except necrosis).
- As a consequence, the use of ultrasonic scalpel allows the patient to pass a rehabilitation course quickly after the operation and save healthy tissues intact.
In what areas they use ultrasonic scalpel Bonescalpel?
Its scope – several directions in surgery. It is used during bone fragmentation in plastic and reconstructive surgery, neurosurgery, thoracic surgery.
This technology shows the humanization of medicine, a desire for reliable and efficient control of complex operations on the spine, with convenient and easy use of the tool.