EMPOWERING BETTER CONTROL

In addition to supportive constraint and nerve preservation, the Checkpoint Edge forceps are designed to empower surgeon independence. The head design permits a secure, single-handed hold that both grasps the sacrificial nerve zone to allow tensioning and gently constrains the nerve to be preserved. The cutting slot facilitates a right-angle cut with the other hand. Surgeon control of placement, tension, and transection reduces variability, facilitating reliable, consistent nerve tissue preparation for aligned coaptation.

SUCCESSFUL NERVE REPAIR BEGINS WITH PREPARATION

Take a closer look at the innovative features of the Checkpoint Edge.

SIZING GUIDE

An integrated sizing guide measures minimum and maximum nerve diameters.

PRESERVED SIDE

The preserved side of the multi-purpose head maintains circumferential support of the nerve.

SACRIFICIAL SIDE

The sacrificial side of the multi-purpose head holds the sacrificial nerve zone.

CUTTING SLOT

Cutting slot guides standard blades (≤1 mm thick). Yellow stripes indicate the sacrificial nerve zone.

TRY THE CHECKPOINT EDGE

KIT CONTENTS

Kit includes (3) forceps:
SM (1-3mm dia), MD (3-5mm dia), LG (5-7mm dia)
(1) microsurgical background
(1) SM69 scalpel blade
(1) 10R scalpel blade

Handles not included.

RESOURCES

  1. Smetana B, et al. Improving Nerve End Preparation for Neurorrhaphy through Use of a Circumferentially Constraining Surgical Device. Poster presented at 2018 ASPN Annual Meeting, January 12-14, 2018, Phoenix, AZ.

  2. Jernigan EW, Patterson JMM, Draeger RW. How to cut a nerve: morphological implications of instruments used in preparation of severed nerves for neurorrhaphy. J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2017 Nov;42(9):961-963.