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COBLATION HALO Wand

Overview

How is HALO COBLATION Wand + WEREWOLF System different than the existing COBLATION System?

Using the same technology as our existing COBLATION system, which has been shown to result in a gentler tonsillectomy,2 the HALO Wand has all the benefits of COBLATION technology that you know, but now...

One device, one system, multiple procedures.


The HALO COBLATION Wand with the WEREWOLF System is the only system with an all-in-one device designed for both fine dissection and debulking of tissue in adenotonsillectomy. No other system on the market can offer you this. Not only that, we’ve taken the low temperature ablation COBLATION wands are known for and upgraded them to answer the questions you’re consistently faced with in the OR:

Less clogging
Less frequent clogging due to reinforced wand shaft, preventing kinks and a new tip clearing stylet designed to clear clogs more easily and quickly if they do occur.**

Dual coag
 An additional backside electrode solely provides coagulation, designed to provide easy access for hemostasis and therefore preventing any unintented ablation.

Consistency
 The most durable electrode in our current ENT wand portfolio,10 maintaining performance throughout the duration of use.1

 

More precision 
With a cutting tip thickness smaller in size to monopolar electrocautery,3 the dissection of the HALO Wand is more precise than legacy COBLATION wands, (EVAC 70 XTRA).*4

How is COBLATION Technology different from my current technique?

COBLATION Technology in ENT procedures has been shown to result in ablative temperatures typically no higher than 70° C*, and minimises thermal damage in surrounding tissue during tonsillectomy procedures**5-8 resulting in a less painful recovery than monopolar electrocautery.2

With at least 18 years and 70 peer reviewed publications on COBLATION in adenotonsillectomy, COBLATION technology in ENT procedures has a long history of clinical use.2,9 The new HALO COBLATION Wand is the combination of that experience and listening to you, our customers, on what you need to deliver the best possible treatment for your patients.

 

References
1. Smith+Nephew 2020. Report, Design Verification at the Challenge Condition, ENC053 T&A Wand P/N 105977-01 Rev. A.
2. Smith+Nephew 2017. Coblation Dissection Versus Monopolar Dissection - A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis P/N 91999 Rev. A.
3. Smith+Nephew 2020. HALO Wand Dissection Tip Size Comparison P/N 112914 Rev. A.
4. Smith+Nephew 2020. ENT Comparative Study, Dissection Comparison: HALO Wand, Evac 70 XTRA, Covidien Edge Pencil P/N 112640 Rev. A.
5. Roje Z, Racic G, Dogas Z, Pesutić Pisac V, Timms M. Postoperative morbidity and histopathologic characteristics of tonsillar tissue following coblation tonsillectomy in children: A prospective randomized single-blind study. Collegium antropologicum. 2009;33:293-298.
6. ArthroCare 2014. EVAC 70 Xtra Comparative Thermal Measurement Bench-top Study P/N 60735-01 Rev. A.
7. ArthroCare 2014. PROcise XP Comparative Thermal Measurment Bench-Top Study P/N 60736-01 Rev. A.
8. A Magdy E, Elwany S, S el-Daly A, abdel-hadi M, A Morshedy M. Coblation tonsillectomy: A prospective, double-blind, randomised, clinical and histopathological comparison with dissection-ligation, monopolar electrocautery and laser tonsillectomies. The Journal of Laryngology and Otology. 2008;122:282-290.
9. Temple RH, Timms MS. Paediatric coblation tonsillectomy. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology. 2001;61(3):195-198. 10. Smith+Nephew 2020. HALO Wand Electrode Wear P/N 113227 Rev. A.