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|Covidien Announces FDA 510(k) Clearance of LigaSure™ Small Jaw Instrument for Ear, Nose and Throat Surgical Procedures|
Expanded indication for small jaw device provides valuable, multifunctional tool for head and neck surgeons
The LigaSure small jaw instrument provides an integrated cutting mechanism independent of sealing, leaving critical cutting decisions in the surgeon's hands. (Photo: Business Wire)
The new clearance, for the device’s use in head and neck procedures,
will allow for additional uses such as thyroidectomies,
parotidectomies and additional open ENT procedures. There are more than
160,000 of these procedures performed each year in
“This is a major milestone in recognizing the LigaSure small jaw
instrument as an effective open surgical device and significantly
expands its use throughout the surgical community. We believe surgeons
will see it as a valuable tool for ENT procedures,” said
LigaSure’s features received positive comments from surgeons during
development as well as post-commercialization. “I confidently placed my
finger immediately adjacent to the tips while sealing without feeling
any significant heat,” said Dr.
The LigaSure small jaw instrument provides an integrated cutting mechanism independent of sealing, leaving critical cutting decisions in the surgeon’s hands. Its multifunctional design also provides for blunt dissection and an enhanced experience for the surgeon, especially in confined surgical spaces. LigaSure technology, powered by the ForceTriad™ energy platform, gives surgeons a continuous output of energy, monitoring the tissue and making real-time adjustments 3,333 times/second to seal vessel walls.
The product will be showcased this year at the
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1. The statements here reflect the views and opinion of Dr.
Rauth, and are not an endorsement from
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