Japan approves Arthrocare's arthroscopy system:
This article was originally published in Clinica
Arthrocare is to begin marketing its Coblation line of arthroscopy products in Japan following approval there. Coblation technology uses radiofrequency energy to remove tissue. The process is significantly cooler than electro- or laser-surgery and is designed to improve precision and accuracy, causing minimal damage to the surrounding tissue, said the company which is based in Sunnyvale, California. Over 200,000 arthroscopy procedures take place in Japan each year.