ArthroCare launches ArthroWand temperature monitors
This article was originally published in Clinica
Minimally-invasive surgery specialist ArthroCare has launched its Ambient ArthroWand line, designed to monitor the temperature of circulating fluid during arthroscopic surgery. These procedures treat the inside of a joint, such as the knee or shoulder, using a device inserted through a small incision. ArthroCare's new products, including the Ambient Super MultiVac 50, the Ambient Super TurboVac 90, and the Ambient CoVac 50 and 70, use radiofrequency to measure the temperature of irrigation fluid in these joints in real time. This fluid is used to distend the joint and make a surgical space. The Austin, Texas firm's Quantum 2 device then provides visual feedback. The information allows surgeons to carry out procedures within the correct temperature range.