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Aquamantys System

and Bipolar Sealers

Aquamantys System

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.

Aquamantys System and Bipolar Sealers

The Aquamantys System addresses the need for surgeons to achieve hemostasis during surgery. When used during orthopaedic procedures, the Aquamantys System provides benefits for both surgeons and patients – reducing transfusion rates by minimizing intra-operative blood loss.1,2,*

Proper use of the system is important to achieve optimal results with Transcollation technology.

Use of the Aquamantys System in orthopaedic surgery provides the following clinical benefits:

  • Reduces transfusion rates by minimizing intra-operative blood loss1,2,*
  • Reduces post-operative drainage1,2
  • Reduces post-operative incidence of hemarthrosis, which may lead to a reduction in pain and swelling3,*

Components of the Aquamantys System

The Aquamantys System consists of a generator and disposable, single-use handpieces. Medtronic Advanced Energy offers innovative Aquamantys handpieces that are adept for use in orthopaedic surgery, such as the 6.0 Bipolar Sealer and MBS Bipolar Sealer with Light. Our handpieces for hip and knee arthroplasty and orthopaedic trauma procedures offer electrode and shaft configurations designed to meet the specific needs of the surgeon.

Orthopaedic Applications for the Aquamantys System

Common orthopaedic procedures where the Aquamantys System is used include:

Hip Replacement Procedures

  • Total hip replacement
  • Hemiarthroplasty
  • Hip resurfacing
  • Revision
  • Bilateral

Knee Replacement Procedures

  • Primary total knee replacement
  • Partial knee replacement
  • Revision
  • Bilateral

Orthopaedic Trauma Procedures

  • Pelvic fracture
  • Acetabular fracture
  • Periprosthetic fracture
  • Distal femur fracture
  • Amputation
  • Major debridement

 

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Transcollation Technology

Transcollation Technology

The effect of Transcollation technology

Transcollation technology may occlude vessels up to 1mm in diameter

The Aquamantys System delivers patented Transcollation technology to stop bleeding and reduce blood loss during and after surgery.1,2,* It has been clinically shown to lower transfusion rates and significantly reduce post-operative drainage.1,2

Our patented integration of RF energy and saline delivers controlled thermal energy to tissue. This combination allows the device temperature to stay at approximately 100°C – nearly 200°C less than conventional devices, which produces a tissue effect without the charring associated with other methods.

Surgical Applications for Transcollation Technology

Transcollation technology is commonly used during these procedures:

  • Orthopaedic joint replacement
  • Orthopaedic oncology
  • Spinal surgery
  • Solid organ resection

View a 3D animation of Transcollation Technology and the Aquamantys System

 

 


*

Performance has not been specifically established in all procedures.


References

1

Marulanda GA, Ulrich SD, et al. Reductions in blood loss with a bipolar sealer in total hip arthroplasty. Expert Rev Med Devices 2008; 5:125-131.

2

Marulanda GA, Krebs VE, et al. Hemostasis using a bipolar sealer in primary unilateral total knee arthroplasty. American Journal of Orthopedics 2009; 38(12):E179-183.

Clinical Benefits

Economic Value


*

Performance has not been specifically established in all procedures.


References

1

Marulanda GA, Ulrich SD, Seyler TM et al. Reductions in blood loss with a bipolar sealer in total hip arthroplasty. Expert Rev Med Devices 2008; 5(2):125-131.

2

Marulanda GA, Ragland PS, Seyler TM et al. Reductions in blood loss with use of a bipolar sealer for hemostasis in primary total knee arthroplasty. Surg Tech XIV 2005; 12:281-286.

3

Rosenberg AG. Reducing blood loss in total joint surgery with a saline-coupled bipolar sealing technology. J Arthrop 2007; 22(4):82-85