Swann-Morton launches Cygnetic at Medica

Following years of development and recent formal trials at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, Swann-Morton will launch its Cygnetic blade and handle range at Medica on stand F65, hall 13. The unique design offers a major breakthrough for rigorous orthopaedic procedures and for general surgery, where excess lateral pressure can sometimes be placed on the blade.

Cygnetic provides the surgeon with additional strength and stability through a patented combination. The blade is manufactured from a thicker specification of stainless steel which is gripped firmly on both sides once secured within the special handle.

The Cygnetic handles lever operated system allows for safe and easy blade attachment and removal. When the blade needs changing or the procedure is completed, the theatre nurse can simply drop the blade into a sharps container or counter box, with no handling of contaminated sharps. Once the procedure has ended the handle can be disassembled by the decontamination and reprocessing centre ready for cleaning.

Successful trials have been undertaken at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals by Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Mr A J Hamer and in a 24-hour intensive trial in the Decontamination Unit.

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