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One Instrument. Five Functions. Countless Benefits.
In your hands, our energy solutions have been setting the standard of patient care for nearly 50 years. But the challenges of today’s healthcare system demand we go further — with technologies that bring even greater efficiency to procedures.
That’s why we created the LigaSure™ retractable L-hook laparoscopic instrument. The only device of its kind, it delivers the benefits of([FOOTNOTE=Based on internal test report #RE00032739 Rev A, LigaSure™ Hook (LF5637, LF5644) validation surgeon evaluation report: independent surgeon feedback collected during Medtronic-sponsored cadaver and porcine lab conducted in Houston, Texas. February 2016.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]):
- Precise Valleylab™ monopolar dissection([FOOTNOTE=Based on internal test report #RE00041188, Validation marketing claims: independent surgeon feedback collected during Medtronic-sponsored cadaver and porcine labs. October 2015 and February 2016.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])†
- One-step LigaSure™ vessel sealing
- Atraumatic grasping1
- Cold cutting
- Maryland-style blunt dissection
And that’s why the LigaSure™ L-hook instrument:
- Improves procedural flow2† and increases OR efficiency2‡
- Makes fewer instrument exchanges possible2‡
- May reduce the need for2:
- an additional grasper€
- additional cold scissorsΩ
- additional dissecting instruments¥
- additional monopolar laparoscopic electrodes£
LigaSure™ Retractable L-hook Laparoscopic Sealer/ Divider Highlights
LigaSure™ Retractable L-Hook Instrument Features
Easy to Use
Surgeons who tested the instrument say the actions to grasp, seal, cut, deploy, and retract the Valleylab™ monopolar L-hook are simple and intuitive.1
Simply press a lever on the handle to deploy the L-hook— and deliver the precision of Valleylab™ monopolar dissection. When you’re ready to switch back to the Maryland jaws, just press the lever to retract the L-hook.([FOOTNOTE=LigaSure™ Retractable L-Hook Laparoscopic Sealer/Divider IFU [package insert]. Minneapolis, MN: Medtronic, 2016.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])
The Speed of One-Step Vessel Sealing
The Maryland-style jaws of the LigaSure™ retractable L-hook instrument:
- Deliver improved access to targeted tissues compared to straight jaw devices — even in tight spaces2£
- Provide the ability to follow the curvature of the uterus/stomach2†
- Allow for easy skeletonization of vessels2†
And you get the speed and reliable performance of LigaSure™ vessel sealing technology.
Precise Dissection at Your Fingertips
The LigaSure™ retractable L-hook instrument:
- Provides precise, versatile, and effective energy dissection2†
- Provides the ability to create an otomy (gastrotomy and enterotomy)3
And the L-hook is there when you need it, and out of the way when you don’t.
We’re redefining versatility. So you can keep your focus on the surgical site and protect patients from the risks of multiple instrument exchanges.([FOOTNOTE=Tebala G. Three-port laparoscopic cholecystectomy by harmonic dissection without cystic duct and artery clipping. Am J Surg. 2006;191:718-720.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])
Because the LigaSure™ retractable L-hook instrument combines the functionality of five devices in one. And gives you the reliable performance of both LigaSure™ technology([FOOTNOTE=Based on internal test report #RE00059404 Rev A, Market research – renal artery burst pressure comparison of LigaSure™ retractable L-hook (LF56XX) versus Harmonic Ace™*+7 and Olympus Thunderbeat™* using the ForceTriad™ energy platform and Valleylab™ FT10 energy platform on porcine renal arteries. Aug. 16–18, 2016, Aug. 29–Sept. 1, 2016.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]) and Valleylab™ monopolar dissection.
|Physical Characteristics & Generator Compatibility([FOOTNOTE=Based on internal test report #RE00059361_A, Hook jaw comparison project hook LF56XX. 2016.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])|
|Length||37 mm / 44 mm|
|Jaw Design||Maryland jaw|
|Jaw Aperture||11.4 mm|
|Seal Plate Length||20 mm|
|Cut Length||18.5 mm|
|Generator Compatibility||Valleylab™ FT10 energy platform, ForceTriad™ energy platform|
|Sterile, Single Use|
|Order Code||Description||Ordering Quantity|
|LF15637||LigaSure™ Retractable L-hook Laparoscopic Sealer/Divider, 37 cm||6 each|
|LF15644||LigaSure™ Retractable L-hook Laparoscopic Sealer/Divider, 44 cm||6 each|
Proven Technology and the Value of Versatility.
We’re transforming patient care with one of the most versatile surgical instruments ever created.
The LigaSure™ retractable L-hook laparoscopic sealer/divider offers the functionality of five devices — in one instrument1. And it combines the reliable performance of LigaSure™ vessel sealing technology4 with the precise dissection of Valleylab™ monopolar energy.
It’s also easy to use.
Surgeons who tested the device say the actions to grasp, seal, cut, deploy, and retract the Valleylab™ monopolar L-hook are simple and intuitive.1
LigaSure™ technology uses the body’s own collagen and elastin to create a permanent seal that can withstand three times normal systolic blood pressure.([FOOTNOTE=Based on internal test report #R0064457 Rev C, Verification report – LigaSure™ renal bench burst pressure evaluation of the Valleylab™ FT10.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])
With an average seal cycle of 1-4 seconds on vessels up to and including 7mm([FOOTNOTE=Based on internal report #RE00025819 Rev A, LigaSure™ data sources for VLFT10 white papers. Bench testing model used to evaluate sealing time. September 2015.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]), our technology can seal:
- Vessels up to and including 7 mm
- Tissue bundles
And it automatically stops energy delivery when the seal cycle is complete. So patients get a quality seal — every time.
The L-hook delivers the precise dissection of Valleylab™ monopolar energy2†. The result of nearly 50 years of experience collaborating with healthcare professionals in the surgical energy field.
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LigaSure™ Retractable L-hook Instrument Laparosopic Sealer/ Divider Sheet
Basic information about the LigaSure™ retractable L-hook Laparosopic Sealer/ Divider.
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LigaSure™ Retractable L-hook Laparosopic Sealer/ Divider Product Information Kit
A detailed overview of the instrument and its benefits.
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LigaSure™ Retractable L-hook Laparosopic Sealer/ Divider Animation
An animated look at how Valleylab™ monopolar energy and LigaSure™ technology are built into one instrument.