Reconstructive microsurgery is a surgical field where specialized operating microscopes and precision instrumentation are utilized to perform intricate operations on tiny structures. For example, jaw, tongue and esophagus reconstruction with patients’ own tissue after cancer ablation, the surgeons borrow tissues from areas of relative excess and re-establish its circulation with microsurgical connections at a distant location.
Reconstructive microsurgery has witnessed major advancements in the last decade including the emergence of hand and face transplantation. Free tissue transfers have proved invaluable in the treatment of traumatic injuries and open fractures of the extremities and hand.
One of the challenges of such surgeries is the ability to reestablish continuity and blood flow to small, severed nerves and vessels. Due to the tiny size of these vessels it takes a long operating time and high proficiency to make an anastomosis that enables smooth blood flow. The longer it takes, the longer the transplanted tissue is deprived of appropriate blood supply which decreases the long term outcomes of the surgery.
Lydus medical was established to mitigate the challenges of small size vessel anastomosis .
Lydus develops a novel concept for performing anastomosis in vascular surgery, microsurgery and urology procedures in a simple, safe manner. The development includes two different solutions – a novel needle and a toolkit of composers and appliances that include the novel needle.
The new concept needle has a curved tip that can pierce the end of the lumen simply by sliding the needle inwardly into the lumen (to the left) and then in the reverse, outward direction (to the right). The tool kit is a device that holds the needles that are requires for the anastomosis (usually 8-9) in a way that positions them for an easy slide into the vessel all at once in a symmetrical manner. That way the anastomosis is faster, safer (no turbulence due to symmetrical sutures) and does not require a steep learning curves.
For more information please contact Sharon Kaplan at Sharon@mor-research.com