Ultrasonic scalpels have been used for laparoscopic surgery since the 1990s. In technological terms, an ultrasonic scalpel is a mechanical instrument with a vibrating blade. Oscillating at a frequency of 36,000 Hz, it effectively acts as a simultaneous cutting and coagulation instrument. Ultrasonic energy enables fast dissection without requiring the use of high frequency current.
The torsional energy generated in the LOTUS system reduces stray energy dissipation at the tip of the device, when compared to conventional longitudinal instruments. Vessels are sealed quickly and reliably with the LOTUS ultrasonic scalpel. The patented torsional ultrasonic technology makes the LOTUS system especially efficient.
Energy is fed in a linear direction through to the tip of the instrument which leads to stray energy being dissipated there. Inadvertent distal penetration of tissue is possible.
The LOTUS system’s energy is perpendicular (90 degrees) to the axis of the blade. Coupled with the blade geometry, this focuses the energy into the jaw area. LOTUS also offers enhanced safety by reducing the risk of inadvertent damage from stray distal energy.
The LOTUS Plug’n Play concept comprises ease of use and compact, lightweight construction of the generator. The LG4 generator has three power levels, an innovative power display as well as automatic instrument recognition. The LG4 is optionally activated by handpiece or foot switch.
Narrow blade with focusing grooves for accurate dissection.
Larger contact surface for a stronger haemostatic effect.