Applications of the Super-V Cannula®
Arthroscopic Knee Surgery
Arthroscopic knee surgery has become surgeons’ preferred method of treating injuries in and around the knee joint. In the past decade, the number of patients seeking arthroscopic knee surgery has increased tremendously, especially among obese Americans. US reports from the past decade indicate that 79% of patients who undergo arthroscopic knee surgery are obese or morbidly obese.
How does the Super-V Cannula perform on patients of different sizes and body types? The Super-V Cannula was specifically designed to effectively treat a diverse group of patients.
The device maintains portal and improves view regardless of patient size, so surgeons can operate safely and effectively on all patients. Surgeons can use the C-clamp to increase retraction when sliding down the skin on patients of varied BMI’s.
Reduced Soft Tissue Trauma
Arthroscopic knee surgery is generally a safe operation, but complications are possible. One of the more common complications a patient can experience after arthroscopic knee surgery is infection. These infections can range from a minor illness to a life-threatening situation and often require additional procedures, further increasing the risk of normal tissue injury and subsequent infection.
One of the contributing factors to infection risk in patients recovering from arthroscopic knee surgery is soft tissue trauma. The gentler an arthroscopic instrument is on tissue, the less likely a patient is to experience infection.
The Super-V Cannula is significantly gentler on tissue than other brands. No threads, no twisting, and greater than 50% reduction of cross-sectional area during insertion all lead to reduced soft tissue trauma in patients. The downstream impact of this dramatic reduction in soft tissue trauma is a lower risk of infection and less pain and inflammation for the patient. Both patients and physicians benefit from the unique features of the SVC.