Aquamantys bipolar sealers use a combination of radiofrequency (RF) energy and saline, to provide hemostatic sealing of soft tissue and bone during surgery. The Aquamantys is powered by the AEX Generator and operates at approximately 100°C — nearly 200°C less than conventional devices.1 Lower operating temperature allows for the desired tissue effect without the smoke and char found in other methods.
HOW IT WORKS
BENEFITS OF USING AQUAMANTYS FOR SPINAL SURGERY
SHORTER SURGERY TIME
Up to 35% reduction in surgery time.2
LESS BLOOD LOSS
Up to 57% less blood loss in multi-level spinal fusions.3
Up to 30% fewer patients transfused in multi-level spinal fusions.3 4 5
See the device manual for detailed information regarding the instructions for use, indications, contraindications, warnings, precautions, and potential adverse. For further information, contact your local Medtronic representative and/or consult the Medtronic website at medtronic.eu
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