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VERSAJET II

Product Information

This information is intended for Healthcare Professionals only.

 

Precise Excision

Optimize surgical debridement with the VERSAJET* II Hydrosurgery System

The VERSAJET II Hydrosurgery System enhances preservation of viable tissue during surgical debridement and reduces time to closure, while streamlining excision through procedural efficiency that delivers consistent clinical and economic value.


The VERSAJET II system enables a surgeon to precisely select, excise and
evacuate nonviable tissue, bacteria and contaminants from wounds, burns
and soft tissue injuries using a tissue-preserving technique. 1,3,4











Precision and Value  

 

VERSAJET II reduces the human and economic cost of debridement

 

Human Cost

VERSAJET II reduces debridement procedures, time to closure and risk of complications 1-3,5

- Requires fewer debridement procedures 1, potentially reducing the discomfort and inconvenience of serial debridement

- Helps reduce time to wound closure 1, enabling patients to return to daily
life more quickly

- Reduces bacterial burden, removes soft tissue biofilm and other inhibitory
elements, minimising the risk of infection 1-3

- Creates a smooth wound bed for improved graft and synthetic dressing results 4

 

Economic Cost  

VERSAJET II™ reduces debridement procedures, time to wound closure, and use
of instruments/supplies 1, 3, 9

- Minimizes procedure time, thereby increasing blockable OR time 1, 3, 9

- Helps reduce time to wound closure, which may reduce hospital stay 1

- Uses fewer instruments/supplies, potentially reducing cost per procedure 9

 

 

 

Precision to Preserve

Compare the difference between conventional surgical debridement
using a scalpel and VERSAJET excision
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Precision and Performance

 

Clinical efficacy
Helps reduce time to wound closure 1,2
Creates a smooth wound bed for improved
graft and synthetic dressing results 4
Reduces bacterial burden, soft tissue biofilms
and other inhibitory elements 1-3
Removes unwanted tissue and contaminants,
while preserving healthy tissue 1,3,5
Accesses difficult-to-reach and contoured
areas with ease and control 5

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Precision and Value

 

Economic Value

- Requires fewer debridement procedures, which may improve hospital efficiency 1
- Helps reduce time to closure, which may shorten hospital stay 1,2
- Removes bacteria to help reduce the risk of infection 1,3
- Minimizes procedure time, thereby increasing blockable OR time1,3,9
- Uses fewer instruments/supplies, potentially reducing cost per procedure 9

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VERSAJET II Hydrosurgery System

 

 

 

 

 

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Redesigned system
• easier, faster set-up
• enhanced control

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Intuitive connection
• key lock mechanism
• quicker set-up 
• consistent performance
• faster procedure          
            
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Illuminated locking ring                                     
• Lock/unlock symbols guide connection                                         
• Green light indicates positive join
• Confirms console is ready
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Gravity prime
• quicker prime 5
• reduces set-up time
• faster procedural onset

 

 

 

 

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Larger LED window
• 150% larger window
• clear view of power setting
from up to 15 ft.
(approximately 4.6 metres)

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Multi-function footswitch
• operator command of power up/down and jet on/off
• improves control
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Science

This information is intended for Healthcare Professionals only.

 

 

 
 

 

Experience the cutting edge of advanced hydrosurgery

 

The VERSAJET II system uses a high-pressure stream of sterile saline to optimise surgical debridement. 1,3,5 As the handpiece moves tangentially across the wound, the device's razor-thin saline jet rapidly removes necrotic tissue , bacteria and debris - sparing the surrounding viable tissue. 1-5

 

The VERSAJET II system quickly prepares a cleaner, more uniform wound bed, simultaneously addressing multiple barriers to healing. 2-4

 

 

Tangential movement with a high-speed saline jet

Selects  

Selects

Target necrotic tissue and debris using the localised vacuum 1,3-5

Excises  

Excises

Ablate non-viable tissue with maximum precision 1,3-5

Evacuates  

Evacuates

Remove debris and slough while preserving viable tissue 1,3-5

 

 

Precision and Control

 

At lower power levels, VERSAJET II functions mainly as a vacuum and cleanser, removing little tissue with each pass.


As the power is increased, tissue ablation increases, as does the ability to remove dense tissue and embedded debris.

 

At higher power levels, the VERSAJET II system removes non-viable tissue and contaminants rapidly and cuts all but the hardest tissue.

 

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Evidence

This information is intended for Healthcare Professionals only.

 
 
 
 

 

Peer reviewed evidence

Granick MS et al, "Toward a common language; surgical wound bed preparation and debridement", Wound Repair & Regeneration, 2006, 14, S1-S10.


Poster evidence

Author Title Abstract
Allan, Olson, Nagel and Martin
The impact of hydrosurgical debridement on wounds containing bacterial biofilms

View poster(1.83 MB)

Paola, Brocco, Senesi, De Vido, Merico, Ninkovic The clinical advantage of VERSAJET in the limb salvage of diabetic patients following minor amputation. View poster (160 KB)

McAleer, Kaplan, Persich, Axman

A prospective randomized study evaluation the time efficiency of the VERSAJET Hydrosurgery System and traditional wound debridement

View Poster (204 KB)

Granick, Posnett

Retrospective evaluation of the VERSAJET Hydrosurgery System as a debridement instrument View Poster (152 KB)
Nelson VERSAJET usage algorithms

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Instructions For Use

This information is intended for Healthcare Professionals only.

 

 

For full instructions on how to operate VERSAJET II please refer to the VERSAJET II User Guide

 

Indications

The VERSAJET II Hydrosurgery System is intended for wound debridement (acute, chronic wounds and burns), soft tissue debridement and cleansing of the surgical site in applications that, in the physician's judgment, require sharp debridement and pulsed lavage irrigation.

 

Safety

The VERSAJET II system is designed for use by qualified and trained medical professionals. It is recommended to study the user guide, paying particular attention to all warnings and precautions, prior to any surgical procedure. Improper system use or set up, or failure to follow this user guide may cause injury or damage not covered under the warranty.

 

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Console

The VERSAJET II console is an electrically powered device that drives the VERSAJET II handpieces.
The console is provided with an attachable footswitch and power cord.


Front panel layout


Versajet II front

 

1. Illuminated power switch - turns the power ON and OFF
2. Footswitch socket - interfaces with the footswitch
3. Power display - displays power setting
4. Footswitch connection indicator (LED)
5. System fault indicator (LED)
6. Power controls - allows the user to sequentially select power settings from 1 (lowest)
through 10 (highest)
7. Illuminated green light ring - indicates positive handset engagement
8. Pump interface - interfaces and secures the handpiece pump assembly to the console
9. Key lock symbols - directs user to the open (UNLOCKED) and the closed (LOCKED) handpiece pump positions

 

Power display and fault indicators

 

Versajet II system display

 

1. Power display - displays power setting Fault indicators - illuminate if a fault is present

Versajet II system

2. Footswitch not connected indicator
- an amber LED will illuminate when the footswitch is not fully connected or the footswitch is defective.

Versajet II system

3. System fault indicator
- a red LED will illuminate indicating a power fault or an out of tolerance pressure condition
• If a fault occurs, the console should be sent back to the manufacturer for service. DO NOT attempt to open the unit to perform repair.

 

Footswitch

 

Versajet II foot pedal 1. Footswitch pedal - depressing the footswitch pedal activates the cutting jet
2. UP toe button - depressing the toe button next to the UP arrow increases the power setting
3. DOWN toe button - depressing the toe button next to the DOWN arrow decreases the power setting
4. Footswitch connector - connects the footswitch to the footswitch socket on the console
5. Footswitch cable - connects the footswitch connector to the footswitch

 

 

Rear panel layout

 

Versajet II rear of system

 

 

  1. Input power cord socket - interfaces with the detachable power cord through a three prong socket
    • The power cord provides electrical power to the console from an electrical outlet. For details of available power cords, please refer to the Ordering Information section.
  2. Protective earth ground terminal (equipotentiality) - allows connection to the main system ground for testing the equipment
  3. Device label - contains information and symbols specific for device

 

 

Click here to view an animation of Versajet. Scroll over the different components of the console to view their descriptions and how to use them

 

Handpiece components

 

Single-use handpiece assembly
The VERSAJET II single-use handpiece assembly is a sterile device and should be disposed of after use.
The handpiece has an operating window located at the instrument's distal tip. When the system is in operation, a stream of pressurized saline travels across the opening and creates a localized vacuum effect. By applying/passing the operating window over the debridement area the user can excise non-viable tissue and contaminants.


WARNING: The VERSAJET II handpiece is designed for connection only to the VERSAJET II Hydrosurgery System Console (66800039). Do NOT attempt to connect to any other equipment.

 

Versajet II handpiece components

 

  1. Instrument tip - the metal tip with a small, precise opening where a high velocity stream of sterile saline selects and excises non-viable tissue and contaminants contained in the operating site
    • the instrument tip contains the evacuation orifice
  2. Handpiece - an ergonomic handle supporting the instrument tip; receives the high-pressure line and waste evacuation line at the proximal end (white)
  3. Inflow tube - a clear tube with white spike and pinch clamp that connects to a saline bag
  4. Pump cartridge - couples with the pump interface on the console (orange)
  5. High pressure tube - a tube that carries pressurized saline to the distal tip of the handpiece
  6. Waste evacuation tube - a clear tube with a blue connector end that carries evacuated fluid, non-viable tissue and contaminants to an appropriate waste container
  7. Clam shell - a clear plastic enclosure that holds the handpiece and pump cartridge

 

 

 

System set up

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Maintaining the power console

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User Guide

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Company Position on Single Use Devices

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FAQs

This information is intended for Healthcare Professionals only.

 
 
 
 

 

Clinical and General FAQs

 

1.

Q: What do the warning lights mean?

A: There are two indicator lights located to the left of the digital display

  • Pump interface: this ring illuminates green when the pump is properly locked into place.
  • Foot Switch: when illuminated, an amber foot switch light indicates that the foot pedal is not properly connected.
  • Error: when illuminated, a red Error light indicates a system error. This may be cleared by toggling the power switch off and on. If the console does not function after this, please return it for service
 
2.

Q: What happens if the saline bag empties?

A: Once the system has been primed with saline, do not allow the saline bag to empty; an empty bag will allow air into the system and reduce the system's efficiency. Therefore, always change to a new saline bag before the bag in use empties. If air does enter the system, pump fluid on high setting until the system is purged of all air.

 
3.

Q: What happens if the device tip becomes blocked with foreign matter?

A: Remove the hand piece from the wound site. Stop the jet flow by releasing the foot pedal. Remove the obstruction with forceps taking care not to touch the opening in the high-pressure jet. Once removed, depress the foot pedal and check that there is a single coherent jet flow. If the obstruction is not completely removed, repeat procedure.

 
4.

Q: Can VERSAJET II be used for minimally invasive surgery?

A: VERSAJET II is intended to debride wounds of damaged, diseased or necrotic soft tissue. In addition it will remove contaminants and debris. VERSAJET II creates a localised vacuum to hold cut and remove tissue and aspirate wounds. VERSAJET II can be used in difficult to reach areas with limited access. VERSAJET II is not suitable for use in areas that are required to be filled with fluid or gas for visualisation purposes as VERSAJET II will evacuate these as it debrides.

 
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Q: Is VERSAJET II the same as pulsed lavage?

A: VERSAJET II is not the same as pulsed lavage. VERSAJET II is intended to debride wounds of damaged, diseased or necrotic soft tissue. In addition it will remove contaminants and debris. VERSAJET II works in a completely different way to pulsed lavage. With VERSAJET II a controlled tight beam of sterile saline travels parallel to the wound creating a localised vacuum that enables the surgeon to hold cut and remove tissue and debris and at the same time irrigate and aspirate the area covered. VERSAJET II does not spray saline directly into the wound. Pulsed lavage sprays saline directly into the wound and onto debris.

 
6.

Q: Will VERSAJET II cut arteries and nerves?

A: VERSAJET II is intended to debride wounds of damaged, diseased or necrotic soft tissue. In addition it will remove contaminants and debris. VERSAJET II is a debridement device and at higher power settings will cut soft tissue. VERSAJET II should be used with caution around delicate structures and should be used at low settings to begin with.

 
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Q: Will VERSAJET II cut bone?

A: VERSAJET II is intended to debride wounds of damaged, diseased or necrotic soft tissue. In addition it will remove contaminants and debris. VERSAJET II is not intended to cut bone, however in higher power settings it can debride wounds of small bone fragments and may remove very soft diseased bone

 
8.

Q: Will VERSAJET II remove bone cement?

A: VERSAJET II is intended to debride wounds of damaged, diseased or necrotic soft tissue. In addition it will remove contaminants and debris. VERSAJET II is not intended as a cement removal tool and is not designed to cut up or remove cement mantles or large pieces of cement mantle. However VERSAJET II will remove smaller particles of cement from the soft tissues and joint spaces.

 
9.

Q: Does VERSAJET II have a cautery action?

A: VERSAJET II is intended to debride wounds of damaged, diseased or necrotic soft tissue. In addition it will remove contaminants and debris. Accurate debridement of the soft tissue can be seen to reduce bleeding due to the ability to debride down to punctuate bleeding tissue rather than taking more tissue than desired and encouraging copious bleeding. VERSAJET II facilitates accurate debridement of wounds by allowing the surgeon to plane down through the tissues and get very good visibility of the operative sight. VERSAJET II does not have a cautery action.

 

 

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