Head & Neck 9394

Checkpoint Head & Neck

Checkpoint Head & Neck is a hand-held, single use intra-operative nerve and muscle stimulator designed specifically for head & neck procedures to help surgeons locate, identify and evaluate motor nerve tissue and muscle function in cases that require careful tissue dissection or nerve exploration and repair. Checkpoint Head & Neck is a true alternative to conventional nerve monitoring.

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Surgeons can enjoy the following advantages:

  • Biphasic waveform allows for safe, repeated stimulation without diminished response
  • Can map location of nerve through tissue
  • Can localize nerve tissue obscured by scarring, tumor and bone
  • Can determine stimulation threshold for motor response
  • Can test for changes in nerve function throughout procedures
  • Can confirm whether a tissue structure is or is not a nerve
  • Can identify individual fascicle groups within a nerve
  • Is a surgeon-controlled, low cost disposable
  • Does not require additional personal
  • Can be re-stocked and used later if unneeded in case

Checkpoint Head & Neck is most commonly used in these three procedures:


Neck Dissection

Reliably locate nerves in altered anatomy or any time nerves are at risk

Parotidectomy

Confidently identify motor nerves during surgical exposure

Thyroidectomy

Evaluate nerve and muscle function for surgical decision-making

References

  • Safety and Reliability of a Handheld stimulator for Neural Monitoring During Thyroid Surgery
    The Laryngoscope, Bradley R. Lawson MD, Dipti Kamani MD, Mohamed Shama MD, Natalia Kyriazidis MD, Gregory W. Randolph MD, FACS, FACE First published: 25 April 2019