Arthrocare – Quantum 2

Introduction to the Quantum 2 System:

  • The Quantum 2 system is a revolutionary Coblation platform developed by ArthroCare, the company that invented Coblation technology for arthroscopic surgery.
  • Drawing on over 15 years of experience and more than 5 million procedures, Quantum Coblation elevates arthroscopic surgery to a new level, offering precise control in the treatment of every joint.

How Quantum Coblation Works:

  • It employs a controlled, non-heat-driven process in which bipolar radiofrequency energy excites electrolytes in a conductive medium, typically saline solution, to create a focused and charged plasma gas.
  • This process dissolves tissue at relatively low temperatures (between 40°C and 70°C), allowing for volumetric removal of the target tissue with minimal damage to surrounding healthy tissues.

Description

The Quantum 2 system from ArthroCare marks a significant breakthrough in Coblation technology for arthroscopic surgery, leveraging over 15 years of innovation and experience across more than 5 million procedures. This revolutionary platform is engineered to deliver precise and effective control across all treated joints during arthroscopic procedures. It utilizes a controlled, non-heat-driven process in which bipolar radiofrequency energy excites electrolytes in a saline solution to create a focused and charged plasma gas. This plasma dissolves tissue at relatively low temperatures, between 40°C and 70°C, enabling volumetric removal of the target tissue with minimal damage to surrounding healthy tissues.

Beyond its efficient ablation capability, the Quantum 2 system is equipped with intelligent features designed to enhance the efficiency and safety of the procedure. It includes real-time temperature feedback, adjustable coagulation, an integrated TOPAZ™ timer for precise dosing, manual control through wands with Integrated Finger Switches (IFS), and a wireless footswitch for added convenience. Its multi-electrode technology and a comprehensive range of ArthroWand devices provide solutions for a variety of arthroscopic applications, from hip arthroscopy to tendons and fascia treatment, ensuring surgeons have the right tools for each specific indication.

  • Temperature Feedback: The Ambient Wand Collection provides real-time temperature measurements of the operative environment through visual and auditory indicators.
  • Adjustable Coagulation: Enhances visualization in challenging bleeding situations.
  • Integrated TOPAZ™ Timer: Automatically sets optimal power and timer settings when using TOPAZ Wands for precise dosing.
  • Hand Control Capability: Supports wands with Integrated Finger Switches (IFS) for manual operation.
  • Wireless Footswitch: Eliminates wire clutter for unsurpassed convenience and ease of use.
  • Automatic Scope Saver: Pauses radiofrequency output when wands are close to or in contact with metal and resumes output once a proper distance is reestablished.
  • Multi-Electrode Technology: The ArthroWand portfolio offers a range of Multi-Electrode wands for stable plasma formation, leading to fast ablation and responsive performance.

Comprehensive Wand Technologies:

  • The flexible and versatile Quantum 2 System is designed to meet all sports medicine needs, offering a wide variety of ArthroWand devices with different angles and electrode configurations for various applications.

Specific Applications:

  • Hip Arthroscopy: Devices like the SideWinder™ and MultiVac™ provide unparalleled access and the necessary precision for synovial tissue removal and acetabular labral tissue sculpting.
  • Tendon and Fascia Treatment: TOPAZ Microdebrider™ devices are designed for minimally invasive treatment of tendons and fascia.
  • Chondroplasty: The Paragon T2™ Wand is based on research into the application of bipolar radiofrequency energy on articular cartilage, offering real-time visual indicators for temperatures exceeding 50°C.

Tools for Every Indication:

  • The ArthroWand collection includes tools for shoulder, knee, hip, ankle, elbow, wrist, and tendon procedures, with recommended configurations for a wide range of arthroscopic applications.

Leadership and Innovation by ArthroCare:

  • For 15 years, ArthroCare has been a leader in radiofrequency solutions for arthroscopic surgery, offering a broad range of solutions and dedicated support for these systems.