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Aquamantys System

and Bipolar Sealers

Overview

The Aquamantys® System and bipolar sealers feature innovative Transcollation® technology, a combination of radiofrequency (RF) energy and saline that provides hemostatic sealing of soft tissue and bone during surgery.

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What it is

Aquamantys System and Bipolar Sealers

For spine surgeons operating around critical structures of the epidural space and musculoskeletal areas, a clear and dry surgical field is crucial. The innovative Aquamantys System uses patented Transcollation technology to provide hemostatic sealing of soft tissue and bone, reducing blood loss, transfusion rates and surgical time during spine surgery.1,2 Learn more about Transcollation technology that combines radiofrequency (RF) energy and saline.

Studies have shown that the Aquamantys System provides the following clinical benefits when used during spine surgery:

  • Decreases blood loss per level fused2
  • Decreases transfusion rates2
  • Prevents and stops epidural bleeding near critical structures3
  • May help improve visibility in the surgical field1,3
  • Decreases surgical time1

Components of the Aquamantys System

The Aquamantys System consists of a generator and disposable, single-use handpieces. Medtronic Advanced Energy offers innovative handpieces that are specially designed for spine surgery, such as the SBS 5.0 Sheathed Bipolar Sealer and Mini EVS 3.4 Epidural Vein Sealer for treatment of epidural veins.

Spinal Applications for the Aquamantys System

The Aquamantys System is commonly used for these spine procedures:

  • Posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF)
  • Transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF)
  • Anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF)
  • Minimally invasive TLIF
  • Scoliosis surgery
  • Posterior cervical laminectomy and fusion
  • Laminotomy, discectomy and decompression

References

1

Snyder BD, Hedequist D, Shannon E. Hemostatic efficacy of bipolar wound sealer as adjunct to wound management in children with neuromuscular scoliosis. Poster presentation at Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America Annual Meeting 2007; Hollywood, FL.

2

Mankin KP, Moore CA, Miller LE et al. Hemostasis with a bipolar sealer during surgical correction of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. J Spinal Disorders & Techniques, October 2011; doi:10.1097/BSD.0b013e3182334ec5.

3Santiago P. Controlling epidural bleeding and improving visibility during spinal surgery with a novel bipolar sealing technology: a case report. Company funded, non-peer-reviewed Medtronic white paper, 2009.

Transcollation Technology

Clinical Benefits

Economic Value