Covidien has just launched the brand new ReliaTack articulating fixation device for laparoscopic hernia repair procedures. The business end of the unit can swing up to a 65-degree angle for easier access within the abdominal wall when placing screw-like tacks that hold up the retaining mesh. The device is reloadable and the tacks come in sets of five or ten.
The company believes that the new device will help surgeons more confidently secure the hernia, leading to an improved final hold. By relying on only one device to attach the mesh, the procedure can be made faster and cheaper.
Features of the ReliaTack according to the product page:
Articulation delivers perpendicular tack deployment and minimizes mesh shift
- Consistent tack purchase when shaft is angled at 30˚, 45˚, and 65˚
- Reduces mesh shift during tacking
- May eliminate contralateral ports
Articulation and interchangeable 5- and 10-tack reloads may reduce cost of care
- Savings per case:
$350 compared to SecureStrap™
$210 compared to SorbaFix™
- May save up to $100 per case by potentially eliminating contralateral ports
- Reloads eliminate the need for multiple fixation devices
Low profile handle with perceptible click provides audible and tactile feedback to confirm that the tack has been successfully deployed
Product page: ReliaTack Articulating Reloadable Fixation Device…