ENTrigue Surgical out of San Antonio, Texas is releasing a line of products based on its bending technology that allows tools like hemostats to bend around corners.
From the SerpENT™ Articulating Instruments product page:
As otolaryngologists strive for increasingly less invasive techniques, the desire for “instruments that bend at will” has emerged as a key unmet need. Further, as endoscopes widen the surgical field of view, traditional rigid instruments have limited the ability to reach visible anatomy.
ENTrigue Surgical has harnessed a unique technology platform to develop a new class of instruments focused on enabling the least invasive techniques for sinus surgery. For the first time, surgeons can truly reach around corners and perform precise dissection.
Over 220 degrees of articulation with seven locking positions. Multiple tip configurations include thru-cutters and graspers. Ultra-sharp cutting edges and precise grasping tips enable meticulous dissection. Designed to withstand the rigors of standard cleaning and sterilization procedures.
Press release: ENTrigue Surgical, Inc. Announces Product Commercialization…
Product page: SerpENT™ Articulating Instruments…
Bottom image: (left): Entering the maxillary ostea; (center): Dissecting the lateral aspect of the maxillary sinus; (right): Dissecting along the medial wall of the maxillary sinus