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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.
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
SVS Institute of Dental Sciences
Published on BioPortfolio: 2016-12-28T23:38:21-0500
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