The SUPER TURBOVAC◊ 90 COBLATION◊ Wand family provides bulk tissue debridement for subacromial decompression, ACL/PCL debridement, synovectomy and bursectomy procedures. The SUPER TURBOVAC 90 COBLATION Wand is available in three varieties:
- AMBIENT◊ SUPER TURBOVAC 90
- SUPER TURBOVAC 90 with integrated finger switches (IFS)
- SUPER TURBOVAC 90
- Screen shape and profile provide maximum ablation speed for bulk tissue debridement in the shoulder and knee
- Multiple suction ports for clear field of vision
The SUPER TURBOVAC 90 has a large electrode that permits leading edge ablation for more efficient soft tissue removal. The larger screen maximizes the size of the plasma layer resulting in volumetric removal of targeted tissue.
Clear field of vision
Powerful suction combined with rapid ablation draws wispy tissue to the active electrodes
preventing clogging and improving visibility.
The AMBIENT SUPER TURBOVAC 90 device provides accurate real time temperature monitoring of the intra-articular fluid. The temperature of the fluid is continuously displayed on the LCD screen of the Controller. When the temperature within the joint space exceeds the user selected set point, visual and audible alarms will emit from the Controller, providing direct feedback to the surgeon.
The term COBLATION means “controlled ablation.” The COBLATION process involves the creation and application of an energy field called “glow discharge plasma.” This plasma ablates tissue through a chemical process as highly-energized particles in the plasma break down molecules in the tissue.
COBLATION technology provides two distinct advantages to the surgeon:
- COBLATION technology operates at lower temperatures than other radio-frequency (RF)-based technologies.
- The 100μm – 200μm plasma field allows for precise removal of soft tissue with minimal damage to untargeted tissue.
QUANTUM◊ 2 system key features
The QUANTUM controller platform is the only arthroscopic system that offers real-time temperature monitoring of the intra-articular fluid.
Smith & Nephew Controllers use a unique RF output which allows them to deliver the correct amount of power to create plasma. Energy delivery is optimized to provide fast and effective plasma formation while minimizing the dissipation of thermal energy in the joint.
Smith & Nephew Controllers use a unique waveform that delivers fast ablation speed. The waveform has a sharp leading edge that requires less time to generate plasma and therefore allows more time for active ablation.
Scope safety feature
Smith & Nephew Controllers include proprietary circuits that continuously monitor the energy and automatically suspend the output when there is a spike in current, such as when the Wands are in close proximity to or in contact with metal.
Suggested indications - Shoulder and Knee Repair
- Subacromial decompression
- ACL/PCL debridement