Power T Handle Successfully Powers 500th Case

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 General News
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Power T Handle Increases Surgical Efficiencies in Spine and Other Surgical Procedures

WILMINGTON, N.C., July 23, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Power T Handle, LLC, a surgeon-driven, innovative company, announced

the completion of the 500th surgery that benefited from the Power T Handle, which increased surgical efficiencies and reduced surgeon fatigue. The 500th procedure was a multi-level, complex spinal deformity procedure performed by Christopher Ames, MD, Director of Spinal Deformity and Spine Tumor Surgery, University of California, San Francisco.

"I have found that using the Power T Handle in spinal fusion procedures saves time in the operating room and dramatically reduces the strain on my hands during surgery. Unlike other power options, the Power T Handle does not disrupt my surgical workflow and preserves the feel needed to perform complex spinal procedures." said Dr. Ames.

The Power T Handle is a surgical instrument that delivers operating room efficiencies through increased speed and reduced surgeon fatigue while preserving tactile feedback in spinal and other surgical procedures. The first cases were completed with the Power T Handle in July 2018 and it has since been used in spinal surgeries across the nation.

Dr. Ames continued, "The Power T Handle addresses an unmet need in surgical procedures, and the success of this product can be directly attributed to the benefits it offers surgeons."

This first-of-its-kind, wireless power solution allows for seamless integration of a low speed, high torque power driver that preserves the tactile feel and manual capabilities of traditional "T" handles used in surgical procedures. The low-profile design does not interfere with intraoperative fluoroscopy and is compatible with existing surgical instruments. The Power T Handle delivers hassle free power by eliminating many of the cumbersome features of traditional power equipment such as power cords and specialized instruments. The Power T Handle is also economical as there is no investment in capital equipment, no reprocessing, no maintenance costs and no batteries to recharge. A recycling program was launched in early 2019 and is available nationwide.

Kevin Cahill, MD, PhD, MPH, neurosurgeon and founder of Power T Handle, LLC stated, "We are pleased to see the ease of incorporation of this power tool into complex spine and other surgical procedures. Achieving this important milestone cements the demand for the Power T Handle in surgery as it allows surgeons to be more efficient while also protecting them from repetitive use injuries."

About Power T Handle, LLC The Power T Handle was developed by a team of experienced medical device engineers led by spine surgeon, Kevin Cahill, MD, PhD, MPH. The Power T Handle was designed to overcome the many limitations of existing power instruments currently available to surgeons. The Power T Handle provides surgeons with the power, precision and feedback necessary to perform surgery without the fatigue, hassle and cost of traditional instrumentation.

 

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