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Aquamantys System

and Bipolar Sealers

Bipolar Sealers

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 Generator

The Aquamantys System consists of a proprietary radiofrequency (RF) generator that delivers Transcollation technology to disposable Aquamantys bipolar sealers.

Features of the Aquamantys Generator include:

  • Simultaneous RF power and saline delivery
  • Power settings from 20–200 watts
  • Automatic settings for saline flow rate based on power setting
  • Ability to select three different flow rate settings
  • Convenient priming mode

Only disposable devices and accessories specifically recommended by Medtronic Advanced Energy may be used with Aquamantys generators.

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SBS 5.0

SBS 5.0 Sheathed Bipolar Sealer

The Aquamantys SBS 5.0 Sheathed Bipolar Sealer from Medtronic

Managing both cut muscle and epidural bleeding may require the use of multiple devices/modalities. The Aquamantys SBS 5.0 Sheathed Bipolar Sealer was designed to optimize speed and continuity of surgical cases by treating both of these needs with one device.

  • Delivers Transcollation technology, which has been shown to reduce blood loss during spine surgery1
  • Flat-tipped electrodes allow for compression of epidural veins
  • Retractable sheath enables simultaneous retraction and electrode use near sensitive tissue such as dura and nerve roots (sheath closed) and hemostatic sealing of soft tissue and bone (sheath open)

Clinical Benefits

Transcollation technology provides the following clinical benefits when used during spinal surgery:

  • Decreases blood loss per level fused1
  • May help improve visibility in the surgical field2,3
  • Prevents and stops epidural bleeding near critical structures3
  • Decreases surgical time2

Surgical Applications

The Aquamantys SBS 5.0 Sheathed Bipolar Sealer is commonly used in open or MIS 1- or 2-level instrumented fusions.

For more information about the Aquamantys SBS 5.0 Sheathed Bipolar Sealer, contact Medtronic Advanced Energy or your local sales representative.

Product Specifications:

Electrode length Electrode diameter Center to center spacing between electrodes Angle between body center line and straight portion shaft Out of body shaft length Distal bayonet shaft length

3.56mm (.140”)

2.03mm (.080”)

2.79mm (.110”)

15 degrees

172.50mm (6.79”)

139.95mm (5.51”)

Ordering Information:

Description Catalog Number

Aquamantys SBS 5.0 Sheathed Bipolar Sealer




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.


Snyder BD, Hedequist D, Shannon E. Bipolar sealing technology to control bleeding in pediatric spine surgery: a retrospective study. Poster presentation at Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America Annual Meeting 2007; Hollywood, FL.


Santiago 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.

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