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, fascilitating reliable, consistent nerve tissue preparation for aligned coaptation.
An integrated sizing guide measures minimum and maximum nerve diameters.
The preserved side of the multi-purpose head maintains circumferential support of the nerve.
The sacrificial side of the multi-purpose head holds the sacrificial nerve zone.
Cutting slot guides standard blades (≤1 mm thick). Yellow stripes indicate the sacrificial nerve zone.
Each kit contains (3) forceps, (2) blades and (1) microsurgical background.
SM (1-3mm dia) forceps
MD (3-5mm dia) forceps
LG (5-7mm dia) forceps
(1) microsurgical background
(1) SM69 scalpel blade
(1) 10R scalpel blade
Handles not included.
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.
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.
The CHECKPOINT EDGE™ Nerve Cutting Kit is a single-use, sterile kit intended to provide surgeon aid in transecting nerve tissue for the purpose of nerve graft preparation, nerve repair, or removal of exposed nerve. Please see Instructions for Use for complete product specifications, indications, contraindications, precautions, and warnings.