Harnessing the Power of Water
HydroCision has developed a proprietary method of delivering a miniaturized, high velocity stream of sterile saline to a surgical site while simultaneously enabling a Venturi suction effect to cut and remove tissue of various densities in a minimally invasive manner.The system’s two main components include a power console and a single use handpiece. The power console transmits water energy at adjustable settings in the form of controlled, pressurized sterile saline that travels through a high-pressure tubing set into a single use handpiece. At the distal end of the handpiece, the saline is delivered across a small window as a fine, high velocity jet stream. The velocity of the saline creates its own Venturi suction, effectively pulling targeted tissue into the cutting window where the jet and suction act simultaneously to cut and remove it. The debrided tissue and waste saline then travel through a second evacuation tube to a waste container. Each disposable handpiece set has been customized for the specific clinical applications in spine and orthopedics.