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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Which energy platforms are compatible with the LigaSure ™ exact dissector?

    The LigaSure™ exact dissector is compatible with the Valleylab™ FT10 energy platform.

  • What are the cool down times?

    • 0 seconds to cool down to 60 C after 1 activation
    • 10 seconds to cool down to 60 C after 5 activations

  • Is a software update required for the device?

    The device will work with software version 1.1 on the Valleylab ™ FT10 energy platform.

  • What exactly is nano-coating?

    The nonstick coating is accomplished by using a material called hexamethyldisiloxane (HMDSO) that is plasma deposited on the entire jaw surface. As compared to the legacy uncoated devices, the HMDSO enables:

         ● Reduced tissue sticking1-3,†,‡

         ● Reduced eschar build-up4-6,§

         ● More effective jaw cleaning4-6,€

     

    †Tissue sticking to device jaws instances measured over 110 seals per device using the ForceTriad™ energy platform.

    ‡ Tissue sticking to device jaws instances measured over 110 seals per device using the Valleylab™ FT10 energy platform.

    § Eschar buildup assessed using optical imaging analysis after 40 and 60 seal and divide cycles.

    € Cleaning effectiveness assessed after each of two cleaning cycles.

    1. Based on internal test report #RE00062678, Benchtop tissue sticking comparison of the Ethicon™* G2, Voyant™* 5 mm Fusion, LigaSure™ LF1644, and LigaSure™ LF1837 devices conducted on porcine uterine tissue using the ForceTriad™ energy platform. Oct. 5, 2016.

    2. Based on internal test report #RE00073194 , Tissue Sticking Comparison of the Ethicon G2™* , Voyant™* 5 mm Fusion, LigaSure™ LF1737, and LigaSure™ LF1937 Devices conducted on porcine tissue using the ForceTriad™ energy platform. Jan. 18, 2017.

    3. Based on internal benchtop testing conducted August 2, 2016 using porcine uterine tissue. Tissue Sticking Comparison of the Ethicon™* G2 Super Jaw, Olympus ThunderBeat™*, LigaSure™ LF4318, and LigaSure™ LF4418 Devices RE00055066.

    4. Based on internal test report #RE00063136, Lig-42 report product claim LF18XX: benchtop testing conducted using porcine uterine tissue, a wet gauze cleaning fixture, and optical imaging analysis. Sept. 9, 2016.

    5. Based on internal test report #RE00071599, LF19XX MJC Marketing Claims Report conducted on porcine tissue, Feb. 7 to Feb. 22, 2017.

    6. Based on internal benchtop testing conducted on July 29, 2016 using porcine uterine tissue. Lig-40 Report Product Claim LF4418 RE00057355.

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