When performing a sentinel lymph node biopsy or axillary lymph node dissection, minimizing damage to surrounding soft tissue while dissecting near vital structures is important.
HARMONIC FOCUS® Curved Shears employs ultrasonic energy to cut and coagulate soft tissue simultaneously.
The HARMONIC FOCUS Device:
To achieve excellent wound closure outcomes following a lymph node dissection, Ethicon offers several innovative technologies, including:
DERMABOND ADVANCED™ Topical Skin Adhesive – a unique formulation that provides patients with a triad of benefits when used in addition to sutures
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: