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Mitek Sports Medicine introduces new arthroscopic surgery radiofrequency devices

Mitek Sports Medicine, a subsidiary of DePuy Synthes Companies of Johnson & Johnson, has introduced two new arthroscopic surgery radiofrequency devices at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) 2015 Annual Meeting.

The new VAPR TRIPOLAR 90 Suction Electrode and the VAPR ARCTIC Suction Electrode are hand-held and energy-based devices that are designed for orthopaedic surgeons to ablate or coagulate targeted soft tissue.

VAPR TRIPOLAR 90 Suction Electrode has been designed for shoulder arthroscopy. It is intended for resection, ablation and excision of soft tissue, hemostasis of blood vessels and coagulation of soft tissue in patients requiring arthroscopic surgery.

VAPR ARCTIC Suction Electrode has been designed for hip arthroscopy. It is intended for resection, ablation and excision of soft tissue, hemostasis of blood vessels and coagulation of soft tissue in patients requiring arthroscopic surgery of the hip.

Both electrodes use firm’s COOLPULSE technology that enables fast and efficient tissue ablation, while generating equal or less heat.

Mitek Sports Medicine and Power Tools joint reconstruction franchise unit leader Max Reinhardt said: "The VAPR ARCTIC and VAPR TRIPOLAR 90 Electrodes for arthroscopy are the latest examples of our continued commitment to meaningful innovation that delivers value to health care providers, patients and hospital customers."