Cook Medical is bringing its Flexor Parallel Rapid Release Ureteral Access Sheath to the U.S. market. Unlike traditional ureteral access devices that require the use of two guidewires, the Flexor Parallel is the first that combines the function of both into one. Moreover, if a physician prefers the old approach, the new sheath supports that option as well. More from Cook:
The Flexor Parallel has a slit on the dilator that guides the wire outside of the sheath. When the dilator is withdrawn, the sheath and the wire guide remain parallel to each other, which leaves a clear working channel through the sheath.
The physician can also choose to place the Flexor Parallel in the same manner as a traditional Flexor sheath.
“The Flexor Parallel presents an opportunity to use less product and save costs for hospitals,” said Jean-Marc Creissel, global leader of Cook Medical’s Urology division. “This product means hospitals can stock one sheath that serves two placement preferences.”
Here’s a company video demonstrating the difference between the Flexor Parallel and traditional technique:
Press release: Cook Medical Introduces Flexor® Parallel