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Epitome Plasma Blade and OptiMicro Ultra-Fine Needle

The Epitome® Scalpel and OptiMicro™ Needle are precision electrosurgical electrodes that can dramatically improve surgical results compared to standard electrosurgical electrodes.

Product Description
Epitome® Models, OptiMicro™ Models
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Epitome Peripheral Plasma Blade Electrosurgical Scalpels and OptiMicro Ultra-Fine Tip NeedlesUtah Medical Products' specialty dissection electrodes, Epitome® and OptiMicro™ provide excellent healing characteristics.

Thermal tissue injury is minimized, allowing excellent healing results.

Focused Peripheral Plasma Blade technology provides an effortless, smooth cut and precise incisional control.

Cut quickly and smoothly without countertraction.

Exceptional performance at lower power setting.

Fits directly into existing electrosurgical systems, dramatically improving their performance.

Provided sterile for immediate use.

The patented Epitome® scalpel electrode incorporates Peripheral Plasma Blade (P2B) technology. P2B is a fine wire element at the edge of a non-conductive ceramic core. This focused geometry creates a spark plasma at the blade edge, resulting in clean tissue dissection with minimal thermal injury.

In fact, comparative wound healing analysis of porcine skin incisions shows an Epitome® incision (1) producing significantly reduced thermal injury as compared to a standard electrosurgical tip incision (2), and markedly improved wound healing as evidenced by a significant reduction in scarring (3) compared to the standard tip (4).

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Epitome® Provides:

Quick and precise cutting through dense breast tissue when performing reduction mammaplasty and mastectomy.

Quickly elevates abdominal flap and reduces or eliminates seroma in abdominoplasty.

Reduces thermal tissue injury, yet easily dissects fatty tissue without increasing power settings.

Minimizes necrotic zone to help reduce circulation complications in skin flaps.

Minimizes thermal effects during tonsillectomy and UPPP, potentially reducing post-surgical pain and allowing a faster return to normal diet.

Short tip of the "bendable" version promotes precise tonsil excision with minimized risk for Epitome Peripheral Plasma Blade Scalpel with ZapGuardperipheral tissue burns.

The bendable shaft allows for easy access to IMA with quick, clean performance and minimal thermal injury.

ZapGuard™ (see image right) is available on select Epitome® scalpels to reduce potential for electrical shocks and burns.

Ideal Design Minimizes Thermal Injury

In addition to its heat-resistance, Epitome's ceramic blade is also electrically non-conductive. Thus the depth of thermal injury from the sides of the blade is limited. In addition, this important feature of Epitome® ensures electrical energy will not pass through the blade to any tissue which might inadvertently come in contact with the blade. As a result, less electrical power is required to perform a desired cut, thermal damage in the wound is minimized and patient recovery times may be improved. This condition can only be matched with a cold (non-ES) scalpel, harmonic scalpel, or carefully controlled laser, but not with any other ES (Bovie) blade. However, these other non-Bovie tools cannot control hemostasis. With Epitome®, hemostasis is controlled through the selection of loop wire diameter and/or by the mode setting on your ES generator.

The OptiMicro™ Needle ultra-fine tip electrosurgical electrodes are designed to provide precise dissection without adverse thermal effects to yield excellent cosmetic results for small-scale OptiMicro Ultra-Fine Tip Microdissection Needlesprocedures. These micro-needles have the finest geometry available. Because of their extremely small surface area, a focused spark plasma is created at very low power settings.

OptiMicro™ Clinical Benefits:

Thermal tissue injury is virtually eliminated, allowing excellent healing results.

Output power settings are very low, minimizing nerve and muscle cell stimulation and stray electrosurgical currents.

Tungsten electrode withstands high current densities, and maintains sharpness throughout procedure.

Substantially reduces smoke plume and odor compared to standard blade geometry tips.

8cm long clinician requested additions to the OptiMicro™ line (see image right) provide the additional reach required during some Head and Neck procedures. The DN-0800, with a 3mm cutting tip, is ideal for dissection during adult tonsillectomy and in some nasal cavity surgeries. The DN-0810 is designed with a 10mm uninsulated tip for effective thermal tissue reduction during turbinate and adenoid reduction surgeries.

Epitome® Electrosurgical Scalpels
Model Number Description Unit of Measure Image
CBE-100 Epitome® .4 Scalpel, Standard 2"
Shaft (Blue). * 1
25/BOX Epitome® .4 Plasma Blade Scalpel, Standard 2" Shaft. Model CBE-100
CBE-150 Epitome® .4 Scalpel, Extended 4"
Shaft (Blue). * 1
25/BOX Epitome® .4 Plasma Blade Scalpel, Extended 4" Shaft. Model CBE-150
CBE-200 Epitome® .2 Scalpel, Fine Wire, Standard 2" Shaft (White). * 1 25/BOX Epitome® .2 Plasma Blade Scalpel, Fine Wire, Standard 2" Shaft. Model CBE-200
CBE-250 Epitome® .2 Scalpel, Fine Wire, Extended 4" Shaft (White). * 1 25/BOX Epitome® .2 Plasma Blade Scalpel, Fine Wire, Extended 4" Shaft. Model CBE-250
CBE-210 Oto-Thoracic Epitome® Scalpel, Fine Wire, Bendable 2" Shaft (Black). * 1, 2 25/BOX Oto-Thoracic Epitome® Plasma Blade Scalpel, Fine Wire, Bendable 2" Shaft. Model CBE-210
CBE-220 Oto-Thoracic Epitome® Scalpel, Fine Wire, Bendable 2" Shaft with ZapGuard™
(Black). * 1, 2
10/BOX Oto-Thoracic Epitome® Plasma Blade Scalpel, Fine Wire, Bendable 2" Shaft with ZapGuard™. Model CBE-220
CBE-260 Oto-Thoracic Epitome® Scalpel, Fine Wire, Bendable 4" Shaft with ZapGuard™
(Black). * 1, 2
10/BOX Oto-Thoracic Epitome® Plasma Blade Scalpel, Fine Wire, Bendable 4" Shaft with ZapGuard™. Model CBE-260
CBE-270 Oto-Thoracic Epitome® Scalpel, Fine Wire, Bendable 6" Shaft with ZapGuard™
(Black). * 1, 2
10/BOX Oto-Thoracic Epitome® Plasma Blade Scalpel, Fine Wire, Bendable 6" Shaft with ZapGuard™. Model CBE-270
 
OptiMicro™ Microdissection Needles
Model Number Description Unit of Measure Image
DN-0200 OptiMicro™ Needle, 2cm long with straight tip. * 10/BOX OptiMicro™ Microdissection Needle, 2cm long with straight tip. Model DN-0200
DN-0245 OptiMicro™ Needle, 2cm long with 3mm long 45° tip. * 10/BOX OptiMicro™ Microdissection Needle, 2cm long with 3mm long 45° tip. Model DN-0245
DN-0300 OptiMicro™ Needle, 3cm long with straight tip. * 10/BOX OptiMicro™ Microdissection Needle, 3cm long with straight tip. Model DN-0300
DN-0345 OptiMicro™ Needle, 3cm long with 3mm long 45° tip. * 10/BOX OptiMicro™ Microdissection Needle, 3cm long with 3mm long 45° tip. Model DN-0345
DN-0400 OptiMicro™ Needle, 4cm long with straight tip. * 10/BOX OptiMicro™ Microdissection Needle, 4cm long with straight tip. Model DN-0400
DN-0445 OptiMicro™ Needle, 3cm long with 10mm long 45° tip. * 10/BOX OptiMicro™ Microdissection Needle, 3cm long with 10mm long 45° tip. Model DN-0445
DN-0800 OptiMicro™ Needle, 8cm long with straight tip. * 10/BOX OptiMicro™ Microdissection Needle, 8cm long with straight tip. Model DN-0800
DN-0810 OptiMicro™ Needle, 8cm long straight tip with 10mm uninsulated tip. * 10/BOX OptiMicro™ Microdissection Needle, 8cm long straight tip with 10mm uninsulated tip. Model DN-0810
 

* Product is CE Marked
1 Patented Product, U.S. Patent # 6,126,656
2 Patented Product, U.S. Patent # 5,860,976

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