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PEAK PlasmaBlade Device

Surgical Applications

PEAK PlasmaBlade® devices may be used to cut and coagulate soft tissue in a broad variety of surgical procedures.

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Orthopaedic and Spinal

PEAK PlasmaBlade Applications for Orthopaedic and Spine Surgery

PEAK PlasmaBlade® disposable surgical cutting and coagulation tools provide innovative technology for performing various orthopaedic and spine surgeries, such as total joint arthroplasty and revision procedures. Our surgical tools for orthopaedic and spine surgery include:

  • The PEAK PlasmaBlade PLUS – enables precision tissue dissection coagulation when needed
  • The PEAK PlasmaBlade 4.0 – cuts through all types of soft tissue, including skin, fat and muscle
  • The PEAK PlasmaBlade 3.0S – offers complete integrated suction with a telescoping shaft for an extended reach of up to 15cm
  • The PEAK PlasmaBlade Needle – features a fine needlepoint tip for ultra-precise surgical procedures

Benefits of the PEAK PlasmaBlade in Orthopaedic and Spine Surgery

The PEAK PlasmaBlade surgical instruments provide a single tissue dissection device that offers several features and benefits:

  • Maintains its cutting effectiveness and hemostatic ability even when submerged in liquified tissue or blood1,*
  • Has been shown to reduce blood loss during skin incision by 59% (p = 0.002), compared to scalpel1,*
  • Incisions demonstrated 65% (p < 0.001) greater burst strength at 3 weeks and 42% (p < 0.001) greater at 6 weeks2,*
  • Demonstrated equivalence in healed incision strength, inflammatory cell counts, and healed scar width, compared to scalpel1-3,*
  • Unimpeded performance in wet and dry surgical fields simplifies surgical procedures, eliminating the need for instrument exchanges4,*
  • Uses less total energy and operates at significantly lower temperatures than traditional electrosurgical technology (40 – 170°C vs. 200 – 350°C)5,**
  • The decreased thermal injury profile, as determined by the zone of thermal coagulation necrosis, suggests that the device may be used in closer proximity to adjacent structures with less risk of thermal injury1,*

Surgical Procedures

PEAK PlasmaBlade devices are appropriate for use in a number of orthopaedic and spine procedures:

Knee, Hip, Shoulder Surgery

  • Total joint arthroplasty
  • Complication/revision arthroplasty
  • Amputation

Total knee arthroplasty (1:12, 3.68 MB)
Surgical video of total knee arthroplasty with PEAK PlasmaBlade device


  1. Loh SA, Carlson GA, Chang EI, Huang E, Palanker D, Gurtner GC. Comparative healing of surgical incisions created by the PEAK PlasmaBlade, conventional electrosurgery, and a scalpel. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2009;124(6):1849-1859.
  2. Ruidiaz ME, Messmer D, Atmodjo DY, et al. Comparative healing of human cutaneous surgical incisions created by the PEAK PlasmaBlade, conventional electrosurgery, and a standard scalpel. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2011;128(1):104-111.
  3. 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):47-54.
  4. Palanker DV, Vankov A, Huie P. Electrosurgery with cellular precision. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng. 2008;55(2 Pt 2):838-841.
  5. Data on file. PEAK PlasmaBlade operating temperature study summary. 71-10-2475.

 *   Performance has not been specifically established in all procedures.
**  Operating temperature is a function of device settings, electrode configuration and treatment time.  Operating temperatures outside this range may be observed.


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