Comparing the Outcomes of Incisions Made by Colorado® Microdissection Needle

2016-12-28 23:38:21 | BioPortfolio


The aim of the present study was to compare the outcomes of incisions made by Colorado® microdissection needle, electrosurgery tip and surgical blade during periodontal surgery.


Commercially, many microdissection needle systems are available, such as Stryker Colorado® microdissection needle (CMN) (Stryker-Leibinger, Freiburg, Germany) and optimicro™ microdissection needles. Colorado® microdissection needle (CMN) combine the advantages of scalpel and electrosurgery. CMN® was introduced into clinical practice in 1997, with a wide array of applications in the field of Ophthalmology, Neurosurgery, and others.

The primary feature of the Colorado® microdissection needle is the ultra-sharp tungsten tip that delivers the wave-form from the electrosurgery generator to a very small spot. This allows the use of extremely low wattages, resulting in less tissue necrosis, precision cutting and cautery, and less post-operative pain. The instrument tip is a delicately machined, insulated tungsten diathermy needle that is compatible with any standard cautery hand piece. Tungsten, with its extremely high melting point (>3400°C) provides a heat resistant tip that maintains sharpness compared to stainless steel tips that dull rapidly.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator), Primary Purpose: Treatment




Colorado® microdissection needle, Cautery tip, BP blade


SVS Institute of Dental Sciences, Mahabubnagar
Andhra Pradesh




SVS Institute of Dental Sciences

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