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Piezomed: Minimally invasive, maximally effective

Current developments focus on minimally invasive procedures with less postoperative pain for the patient and a faster healing time. Piezo technology has increasingly been finding its way into oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMFS) and implantology for more than a decade.

Maximum precision in surgical use and gentler treatment for the patient are just some of the advantages of this cutting-edge drive technology. With the new Piezomed, W&H can use state-of-the-art ultrasound technology for even the most demanding tasks in bone surgery, providing surgeons with optimal support in their daily work.

“Our product development has a clear aim: to consistently fulfill the many different needs of the patients and also to satisfy the users’ requirements. The new Piezomed minimizes the invasiveness of surgical treatments. Safe working thanks to automatic instrument detection and unique instrument design takes on a completely new meaning for the user,” said Andreas Lette, strategic W&H product manager and head of product innovation.

New dimension in bone surgery

The new surgical instrument from W&H employs state-of-the-art ultrasound technology. High-frequency micro-vibrations enable high-precision incisions while the so-called cavitation effect ensures an almost blood-free surgical site and an excellent view of the treatment area.

In addition to these benefits, W&H offers maximum safety during operation with its patented automatic instrument tip detection.

Piezomed detects the instrument during tip insertion and sets the correct power class automatically. This significantly lowers the risk of harming a patient and overloading the instruments, according to the company.

Equipped for any task

W&H offers a selected range of 24 intelligently created working instruments to provide optimum cover for the wide variety of tasks dealt with by surgeons.

“For example, the bone saws have a specially developed tooth design that enables bone block harvesting with low bone loss. We also offer a special saw that boasts extremely high-cutting performance.

“Many of the surgical instruments developed by W&H are an absolute world first in the global dental sector. Our developments are patented to protect our unique expertise,” Lette said.

The instruments have another advantage with their efficient cooling concept. The spray exits near the instrument’s work area, thus protecting the instrument from thermo-mechanical material stress. The user benefits from even safer and cooler processing of the operating field, according to W&H.

Piezomed supports the surgeon’s individual way of working with three different operating modes: “Power,” “Basic” and “Smooth.”

The operating modes store a variety of performance characteristics. Equipped with a multi-functional foot control, the surgical device offers freedom for the users’ hands.

Please contact or call (800) 265-6277 for additional information on any W&H surgical product.


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