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PEAK PlasmaBlade TnA Dissection Device

Overview

For tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy procedures, the PEAK PlasmaBlade® TnA Dissection Device offers the precision of a scalpel and bleeding control of traditional electrosurgery without the extensive collateral tissue damage.1-3
 

PEAK PlasmaBlade® TnA Dissection Device

Tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy procedures have been shown to reduce obstructive sleep apnea symptoms.4,5 The disposable, low-temperature PEAK PlasmaBlade TnA Tissue Dissection Device is designed for tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy surgeries (pharyngeal, tubal, and palatine).

As a cutting and coagulation tool, the PEAK PlasmaBlade TnA Device offers the precision of a scalpel and the bleeding control of traditional electrosurgery without the extensive collateral tissue damage.1-3 It features interchangeable tips specially designed for tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy procedures.

The malleable tonsil tip is anatomically contoured for ultra precise tonsil dissection and coagulation, while the bendable adenoid tip enables quick, precise debulking and coagulation of the adenoid.

Key Features

  • Performance in both wet and dry operating fields
  • Integrated suction
  • Simple set-up with plug-and-play functionality
  • Optional wireless footswitch
  • One product from start to finish

Other Indications for the PEAK PlasmaBlade Surgery System

Additional handpieces are available for the PEAK PlasmaBlade Surgery System that may be used for orthopaedic, spinal, general, and reconstructive plastic surgery.

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The Technology

PEAK PlasmaBlade Technology

Adenoid tip for the PEAK PlasmaBlade TnA device

Adenoid Tip

Based on innovative proprietary technology, the PEAK PlasmaBlade® Surgery System is an important advance in radiofrequency (RF) surgical technologies.

The PEAK PlasmaBlade Difference

Most electrosurgical cutting tools use continuous RF waveforms that thermally vaporize soft tissue through Joule heating and an electrical arc. This results in cutting and coagulation that leaves a wide zone of collateral thermal tissue damage.

Tonsil tip for the PEAK PlasmaBlade TnA device

Tonsil tip

The PEAK PlasmaBlade device receives RF energy in short pulses via a highly insulated cutting electrode, so it cuts at a much lower average temperature than conventional electrosurgery.4

PEAK PlasmaBlade Technology Delivers Less Energy

Highly Insulated Tips

  • The tonsil tip is 99.5% insulated with Thermal Protection Shield (TPS) Insulation technology that significantly reduces collateral damage1-3
Coag tip for the PEAK PlasmaBlade TnA device

Coag tip

Pulsed Waveforms

  • PEAK PlasmaBlade’s waveforms are pulsed to deliver less energy than a continuous waveform

Plasma

  • Plasma is an electrically conductive cloud comprising water vapor and ions
  • Plasma occurs when RF energy contacts tissue

Plasma discharge from PEAK PlasmaBlade device

Plasma discharge from PEAK PlasmaBlade device

Thermal Injury Zone Histology5

PEAK PlasmaBlade device thermal injury zone histology

PEAK PlasmaBlade device thermal injury zone histology

 


References

1

Loh S, Carlson GA, Chang EI, Huang EJ, Palanker D, Gurtner GC. Comparative Healing of Surgical Incisions Created by the PEAK PlasmaBlade, Conventional Electrosurgery, and a Scalpel. Plas Reconstr Surg. 2009; 124(6):1849-1859.

2

Chang EI, Carlson GA, Vose JG, Huang EJ, Yang GP. Comparative Healing of Rat Fascia Following Incision with Three Surgical Instruments. J Surg Res. 2011; 167(1): e47-54.

3

Ruidiaz ME, Messmer D, Huang EJ, Atmodjo DY, Vose JG, Rosenberg HL, Kummel AC, Gurtner GC. Comparative Healing of Human Cutaneous Surgical Incisions Created by the PEAK PlasmaBlade, Conventional Electrosurgery, and a Standard Scalpel. Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2011; 128(1): 104-111.

4

Data on file. ETR-00023.

5

Data on file. ETR-00127.


*

Performance has not been specifically established within all surgical specialties.


References

1

Loh S, Carlson GA, Chang EI, Huang EJ, Palanker D, Gurtner GC. Comparative Healing of Surgical Incisions Created by the PEAK PlasmaBlade, Conventional Electrosurgery, and a Scalpel. Plas Reconstr Surg. 2009; 124(6):1849-1859.

2

Chang EI, Carlson GA, Vose JG, Huang EJ, Yang GP. Comparative Healing of Rat Fascia Following Incision with Three Surgical Instruments. J Surg Res. 2011; 167(1): e47-54.

3

Ruidiaz ME, Messmer D, Huang EJ, Atmodjo DY, Vose JG, Rosenberg HL, Kummel AC, Gurtner GC. Comparative Healing of Human Cutaneous Surgical Incisions Created by the PEAK PlasmaBlade, Conventional Electrosurgery, and a Standard Scalpel. Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2011; 128(1): 104-111.

4

Verse T, Korker BA, Pirsig W, Brosch S. Tonsillectomy as a treatment of obstructive sleep apnea in adults with tonsillar hypertrophy. Laryngoscope 2000; 110(9):1556-9.

5

Epstein LJ, et al. Clinical guideline for the evaluation, management and long-term care of obstructive sleep apnea in adults. J Clin Sleep Med 2009; 5(3):263-76.


*

Performance has not been specifically established within all surgical specialties.