Invuity (NSDQ:IVTY) said today it launched its Eikon LT illuminated retractor platform with tissue grips. The announcement was made at the American Society of Plastic Surgeon’s annual scientific conference.
The Eikon LT features atraumatic teeth on the distal tip of the retractor blade to aid plastic surgeons in creating breast pockets underneath pectoral muscle while minimizing tissue trauma, Boston-based Invuity said.
“With more women undergoing immediate breast reconstruction after breast cancer surgery, now more than ever, we need surgical technologies that enable us to operate with greater precision and safety. Eikon LT with Tissue Grip allows me to operate more efficiently and give patients the cosmetic results they desire without the risk of thermal injury,” Dr. Andrew Salzberg of New York City’s Mount Sinai Health System said in a press release.
The Eikon LT is composed of non-conductive material to eliminate the possibility of potential burns from arcing electrosurgical devices, the company said.
Data from the study indicated a reduction in anesthesia time of 31 minutes, or 10%, a reduction in overall complication rates, a 70% reduction in epidermolysis and potential savings between $580 a $2,000, according to the San Francisco, Calif.-based company.