Invuity, a firm based in San Francisco, CA, has unveiled the new Eikon LT illuminated retractor at the American College of Surgeons 2015 Clinical Congress. The device uses the firm’s so called “Intelligent Photonics” technology that illuminates the working area without being in the way of other tools.
The new retractor was designed for safer operation in procedures where electrosurgical equipment is being used, hence it is constructed from a tough polymer material that doesn’t conduct electricity. It’s considerably lighter than similar devices. The lighting is produced by a cool bulb and so should not interfere with the procedure.
From the announcement:
“The Eikon LT’s lightweight design and flexible blade enable me to operate more efficiently, and improve breast flap viability without the worry of burn injury,” said Sunny Mitchell, MD, Associate Chairperson of Surgery and Director of Women’s Health Services atConey Island Hospital. “This type of innovation enables enhancements in surgical technique that improve patient safety and the overall patient experience.”
Eikon LT accommodates multiple hand positions for various hand sizes, and offers an improved ergonomic design that reduces surgeon fatigue. Grooves in the handle and thumb slots provide for a comfortable grip that also prevents hand slippage, further improving the surgeon’s precision. To accommodate physician preferences and varying patient anatomies, the Eikon LT is available in multiple sizes, with eight retractors in the system ranging from 40mm to 175mm.
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