PLASMABLADE™ Precise Soft Tissue Dissection Devices

PlasmaBlade dissection devices are the all-in-one solution for precise, effective and efficient dissection.1,3,4

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Overview

TRUST THE TOOL. MASTER THE MOMENT.

With a 99.5%-insulated electrode, PlasmaBlade dissection devices precisely concentrate and deliver radiofrequency energy to cut and coagulate soft tissue.

Proprietary insulation technology and steady thermal control enable surgeons to cut with the precision of a scalpel and the bleeding control of traditional electrosurgery — while producing minimal thermal damage to surrounding tissue.1,2,3

APPLICATIONS

  • Breast oncology
  • Cardiac implantable electronic devices
  • Orthopaedics
  • Ear, nose, and throat
  • Spine

A NEW LIGHT ON SURGICAL DISSECTION

Meet the new PlasmaBlade™ X 3.0S LIGHT dissection device – delivering consistency, precision, and control, plus the clarity of pure white light to illuminate your work.3, 4

Let your performance shine – with the PlasmaBlade X 3.0S LIGHT dissection device.

See the Light

PRODUCT FEATURES

CUT WITHOUT COMPROMISE.

PlasmaBlade dissection devices offer an unmatched combination of capabilities and research — empowering surgical procedures, enhancing outcomes, and improving value.3, 5, 6

DEVICE FEATURES

All PlasmaBlade devices offer:

  • Non-stick coating for easy cleaning
  • Proprietary generator for consistent, reliable flow of energy
  • Steady thermal control for performance in wet or dry field

Customization Options

Additionally, certain PlasmaBlade models have been customized to meet specific surgeon needs, with features such as:

  • Integrated smoke evacuation for improved visibility and safety7
  • Telescoping shaft for improved access
  • Integrated light for broad illumination of the surgical pocket
  • Four tip designs for tonsil, adenoid and uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP) procedures
  • Interchangeable CoagCap for enhanced bleeding control
  • Fine needlepoint tip

ALL PLASMABLADE PRODUCTS

PlasmaBlade X Device Family

Closeup of the four PlasmaBlade X handpieces.

PlasmaBlade ENT Device Family

Closeup of the PlasmaBlade ENT device family.

PlasmaBlade Plus Device

Closeup of the PlasmaBlade Plus device.

PlasmaBlade Needle Device

Closeup of the PlasmaBlade needle device.

AEX™ Generator

Closeup of the AEX generator.

LOWER TEMPERATURES. LESS DAMAGE.8*

PlasmaBlade dissection devices use less total energy and operate at significantly lower temperatures than traditional electrosurgery, resulting in less thermal damage to surrounding tissue.1, 3, 8*

  • 64% lower operating temperature for cutting8*
  • 45% lower operating temperature for coagulation8*
  • 74% reduced thermal injury depth3

PLASMABLADE DISSECTION DEVICE: 40-170° C

Operating temperature profile of the PlasmaBlade device dissection device using infrared imaging.

TRADITIONAL ELECTROSURGERY: 200-350° C

Operating temperature profile of traditional electrosurgery using infrared imaging.

RESOURCES

REQUEST MORE INFORMATION

To request more information about a PlasmaBlade device or to schedule a demonstration contact us at:

1-866-777-9400

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MANUALS AND TECHNICAL GUIDES

Access instructions for use and other technical manuals in the Medtronic Manual Library. 

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Operating temperature is a function of device settings, electrode configuration and treatment time. Operating temperatures outside this range may be observed.

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

Palanker D, Vankov A, Jayaraman P. On mechanisms of interactions in electrosurgery. New Journal of Physics. 2008;10(123022):15pp.

3

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.

4

Ekin M, Dagdeviren H, Caypinar SS et al. Comparative cosmetic outcome of surgical incisions created by the PEAK Plasma Blade and scalpel after cesarean section by Patient and Observer Assessment Scale (POSAS): A randomized double blind study. Taiwan J Obstet Gynecol. 2018; Feb 57 (1):68-70.

5

Data on file. Report 71-10-2453.

6

Kypta A, Blessberger H, Kammler J, Nahler A, Neeser K, Lichtenauer M, Edlinger C, Kellermair J, Kiblboeck D, Lambert T, Auer J. Economic assessment of traditional surgical intervention versus use of a new innovative radiofrequency based surgical system in device replacements. PloS one. 2018 Mar 6;13(3):e0192587.

7

Data on file. Report 81-10-5683.

8

Data on file. Report 71-10-2475.

Rx only. Refer to product instruction manual/package insert for instructions, warnings, precautions and contraindications.