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Why steerability in laparoscopic surgery?
Current problems in laparoscopic surgery
Steerable laparoscopic surgical instruments enable you to:
Continuous adequate exposure of your target area
Work around an organOptimal approach of the target area
The end-effector of our articulating surgical instrument, the LaproFlex, can reach around an organ as it can be steered without changing the shaft angle and without disrupting the workflow.
Work around instrumentsOptimal assistance to your active instrument
The LaproFlex’s steering technology enables you to work around your active instrument as the shaft can be placed out of its pathway, while still presenting the target tissue as needed and safeguarding adequate exposure.
Read about hands on experience with the LaproFlex
Examples: Steerable laparoscopic instrument Facilitated dissecting and suturingUsers experience an added value when dissecting and suturing with an articulating surgical device
DissectingFree working path when dissecting
During dissection, the tissue can be grabbed optimally while the tip of the LaproFlex is kept away from the working path of the active instrument and the scope view.
SuturingOptimal approach needle to needle holder
During suturing, the needle can be easily grabbed and presented to the needle holder in an optimal position. Laparoscopic knot tying is also facilitated.
Watch the advantages of steerability in laparoscopic surgery
This video of a laparoscopic revision of colostoma shows the freedom in obtaining adequate exposure of the target area that the steerable instruments offer. You can work around organ structures and/or around the active instrument. Please notice that the shaft of the LaproFlex is continuously positioned out of the scope view and away from the instrument path, which is possible due to the steerability of the LaproFlex.
LaproFlex enables surgeons to maintain ergonomic posture during surgery
The unique combination of the axial handle of the LaproFlex and steerability enables you to keep your hands low and your arms relaxed along your body. Only small movements of your wrist are required to reach the complete abdominal cavity, as opposed to rigid laparoscopic devices, with which large motions are needed from the surgeon. This enables you to keep a straight posture and even to be seated while doing your procedure when using steerable medical devices.
Straight postureBend your instrument, not your body
The surgeon does not have to bend to reach the LaproFlex as trocars can be placed closer to the surgeon and still have the same approach to the target area, due to steerability of the tip. The possibility of reimagining trocar positions is a unique aspect of the articulating laparoscopic instrument.
Seated surgeryExperience one of the main benefits of robotic surgery
The surgeon can execute the procedure while seated as trocars can be placed closer to the surgeon, due to steerability of the tip.
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