510(k) for Smith & Nephew Endoscopy's laparoscopic surgical : system
This article was originally published in Clinica
The US FDA has given marketing clearance to Smith & Nephew Endoscopy's HandPort System. The device is designed to carry out hand-assisted laparoscopy, a less-invasive technique for performing abdominal surgery. It allows surgeons to insert one hand into the abdomen while providing visual feedback through the laparoscope. According to the Andover, Massachusetts-based company, patient recovery time is approximately halved using the system.
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