A high priority in any orthopedic surgical procedure is to reduce inflammation and trauma that results from the cutting and manipulation of the soft tissues surrounding the joint itself. Reduce inflammation, speed your patients' healing and get them back on their feet again sooner.
Our HARMONIC SYNERGY® Blades deliver precisely directed mechanical energy with an ultrasonic vibrating blade that both coagulates and cuts and allows you to dissect and spot coagulate with a single instrument. Because the devices use mechanical energy instead of electricity, there's minimal lateral thermal spread and desiccation of tissue, and minimal smoke.* And their coagulating abilities give you access to the joint space with minimal bleeding.†
And when it is time to bring tissues back together, the tension on the wound and the movement of the joints can make it difficult to maintain the integrity of skin and fascial closures. Suboptimal closure can delay healing, expose the patient to risks for infection, and lead to excess scarring.
Ethicon offers a portfolio of wound closure products that specifically address the unique needs of orthopedic surgery. Innovative products such as STRATAFIX™ Knotless Tissue Control Devices, DERMABOND® Portfolio, and Plus Antibacterial Sutures can help surgeons achieve excellent outcomes by adding strength and protection against bacterial contamination to an incision.