Mastectomies are essential in saving lives, but can be a very emotional experience for your patients. The goal is to help ease this emotional burden while achieving the best medical outcomes, with minimal signs of tissue trauma and scarring. Reducing tissue insult can speed recovery and help return patients to their normal lives faster.
Our HARMONIC FOCUS® Curved Shears employ ultrasonic energy to cut and coagulate soft tissue, and may provide the following benefits when used in mastectomy:
To help achieve excellent wound closure outcomes following a mastectomy, Ethicon offers several innovative technologies, including:
STRATAFIX™ Knotless Tissue Control Devices – a unique anchoring technology to maintain closure without knots:
DERMABOND™ PRINEO™ Skin Closure System provides a triad of benefits to help you achieve excellent cosmetic outcomes
MONOCRYL™ Plus Antibacterial (poliglecaprone 25) Sutures provide benefits required for ideal subcuticular skin closure
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HARMONIC® Devices use ultrasonic energy to cut and coagulate soft tissue. The low-temperature, directed mechanical energy reduces tissue damage and may reduce inflammation which has been linked to increased perceptions of pain as compared to monopolar electrosurgery,* making HARMONIC Technology excellent for use in breast cancer diagnosis and treatment.
How it works:
Both HARMONIC FOCUS and SYNERGY Devices: