PlasmaBlade™

Overview

The PlasmaBlade™ soft tissue dissection device uses brief, precise pulses of radiofrequency (RF) energy to cut and coagulate soft tissue. RF energy, combined with a proprietary insulation technology, enables the PlasmaBlade to dissect with the precision of a scalpel, and the bleeding control of traditional electrosurgery, while producing minimal thermal damage to surrounding tissue. Clinical research has demonstrated that low thermal injury technology offers intra-operative and post-operative benefits when compared to the current standard of care — scalpel and traditional electrosurgery.

Indications

The PlasmaBlade is indicated for cutting and coagulation of soft tissue during General, Plastic and Reconstruction (including but not limited to skin incisions and development of skin flaps), ENT, Gynecologic, Orthopaedic, Arthroscopic, Spinal and Neurological procedures.

Achieving Haemostasis

These histologic profiles compare thermal injury (red) with PlasmaBlade and traditional electrosurgery devices at similar cut settings.

PlasmaBlade incision using the CUT 6 setting, showing low thermal injury.
PlasmaBlade Histology Image
Incision using a traditional electrosurgical tool using the CUT 35W setting, showing significant thermal injury.
Traditional Electrosurgery Histology Image

Operative Benefits

  • 64% average reduction in blade temperature for similar CUT settings compared to traditional electrosurgery
  • 45% average reduction in blade temperature for similar COAG settings compared to traditional electrosurgery
  • Equivalent cutaneous healing to scalpel
  • Significantly reduced thermal injury depth and scar width compared to traditional electrosurgery
  • Maintains cutting effectiveness and hemostatic ability even when submerged in liquefied tissue or blood, unlike traditional electrosurgical tools
  • Less surgical smoke, allowing for increased visibility
  • Eliminates risk of inadvertent scalpel injury