For the soft tissue approach to a total hip arthroplasty, you need to cut and manipulate soft tissue to reach the joint space. The less trauma you can cause to that soft tissue, the less inflammation and faster recovery for your hip replacement surgery patient.
Our HARMONIC SYNERGY® Blades may offer real benefits in terms of soft tissue management while gaining access to the hip joint space. After the skin incision is made (usually with a steel scalpel), HARMONIC® Blades can cut and coagulate the soft tissue. Using ultrasonic energy, it operates at lower temperatures, thus reducing desiccation of the tissue and lateral thermal spread.* Because it applies energy parallel to the force, trauma is reduced, which in turn reduces the inflammation processes.† And because it coagulates as it cuts, sealing the small vessels as you go, it can reduce blood loss when compared to monopolar electrosurgery.‡
Ethicon offers a portfolio of wound closure products that specifically address the unique needs of orthopedic surgery:
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
Plus Antibacterial Sutures – the only commercially available sutures with antibacterial protection
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When it comes to precision, soft tissue management, and multi-functionality, no other surgical instruments can compare to HARMONIC® Blades for orthopedic hip replacement procedures.
The HARMONIC® Technology works by converting electric energy into the blade's longitudinal motion, which vibrates at 55,500 Hz.
This yields a number of benefits: