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Nadim Tarazi, Sudarshan Munigangaiah, Mutaz Jadaan, John P McCabe
Background: The development of high speed rotating burrs has greatly advanced spinal surgery in recent years. However, they produce unwanted frictional heat and temperature elevation during the burring process. We compare the misonix bone scalpel (MBS) and the Sonopet ultrasonic aspirator to assess which would be the safer device in terms of the risk of thermal injury following laminectomy. Methods: We describe an experimental nonrandomized study comparing two ultrasonic osteotomy devices...
January 2018: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
Mark Granick, Liel Rubinsky, Chaitra Parthiban, Mayilvahanan Shanmugam, Narayanan Ramasubbu
INTRODUCTION: Surgical instrumentation is now available to facilitate wound debridement. The 2 primary options involve different energy applications, but both have the potential to spray. The Versajet II (Smith & Nephew, London, UK) utilizes a high-powered water jet to disrupt tissue and remove debris by means of the Venturi effect. The SonicVac (Misonix, Farmingdale, NY) is a direct-contact, low-frequency ultrasound debriding device. It delivers a high-energy ultrasound to a wound surface via a fluid medium, causing bubble cavitation, a physical effect of rapid pressure waves causing bubbles to form and implode that releases mechanical energy...
October 2017: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
Rafid Al-Mahfoudh, Eman Qattan, Jonathan Richard Ellenbogen, Martin Wilby, Chris Barrett, Tim Pigott
OBJECTIVE: To present our experience with the Misonix Ultrasonic Bone scalpel in spinal surgery, highlighting its potential applications and advantages. METHODS: Between March and December 2011, a total of 937 spinal cases were performed at a single centre. The Misonix Bone Scalpel (MBS) was used in 62 of these cases. Data were collected prospectively using the Spine Tango registry. Patient demographics, disease type, surgery performed and complications were all recorded along with pre- and post-operative core measures outcome index (COMI)...
January 2014: British Journal of Neurosurgery
Christopher Nickele, Amgad Hanna, Mustafa K Baskaya
BACKGROUND: Laminoplasty in the case of intramedullary spinal tumor requires care to avoid neurologic injury. The harmonic bone scalpel provides a method of laminoplasty that can be done safely and quickly for this and other indications. PATIENTS: Five cases are presented, each of which required operative intervention, namely laminoplasty. The pathologies presented are one cervical intramedullary tumor, one thoracic intramedullary spinal mass, one lumbar extramedullary intradural tumor, and two cases of multiple lower brachial plexus nerve root avulsions requiring dorsal root entry zone (DREZ) lesion...
May 2013: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part A, Central European Neurosurgery
R Gilles, T Couvreur, S Dammous
The use of a novel ultrasonic osteotome enabled the authors to modify well-established orthognathic osteotomies to more favourably address the anatomy. For this purpose, they utilized a powerful ultrasonic device with tissue-selective cutting characteristics that was originally developed for spinal osteotomies and nerve decompression (BoneScalpelâ„¢ by Misonix Inc., Farmingdale, NY, USA). Its straight ultrasonic blade was adapted for dual action, and a soft protective element was added. The product modifications and the related changes regarding maxillary and mandibular osteotomies are explained in detail...
August 2013: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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