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Water-Jet Surgical Units, Arthroscopic

Definition : Water-jet surgical units designed to perform endoscopic surgery in the articulations (i.e., arthroscopic). These units typically include an electrically powered central console for pressurizing the liquid (e.g., up to 30,000 psi) and a switch (e.g., footpedal) to control the operation; a liquid-delivery system, including a pump, tubes, high-pressure nozzles, and a liquid container; a waste hose for collecting the liquid and debris (e.g., excised tissue); and a set of specialized tools. Some tools are used for direct delivery of the jet; other tools (e.g., burs) use the high-pressure liquid as a power source to rotate turbine-driven mechanisms. Arthroscopic water-jet surgical units can cut, shape, and remove soft and hard tissue, including bone burring; they are used in a variety of arthroscopic procedures in small and large articulations.

Entry Terms : "Arthroscopic Hydro-Jet Dissectors" , "Arthroscopic Hydro-Jet Surgical Units" , "Arthroscopic Water-Jet Dissectors" , "Arthroscopic Water-Jet Surgical Units"

UMDC code : 20370

   

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DePuy Mitek Inc

HydroCision Inc

HydroCision is the leading developer, manufacturer, and marketer of fluidjet based surgical tools for the spine market. Incorporated in 1994, HydroCision's proprietary fluidjet technology is the basis of a new surgical modality leveraging compelling features and offering application versatility.

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