Comparative Thermal Effects of J-Plasma®, Monopolar, Argon, and Laser Electrosurgery in a Porcine Tissue Model
Masghati S, Pedroso J, Gutierrez M, Stockwell E, Volker W, Howard DL
The objective of this study was to understand how Renuvion®/J-Plasma surgical energy compares to monopolar, argon beam, and CO2 laser devices in terms of depth of penetration and lateral thermal spread in a porcine tissue model. Renuvion/J-Plasma® had minimal lateral and depth spread when applied to various tissue types. Renuvion/J-Plasma performed better or similar when compared to monopolar, argon beam, and laser electrosurgical devices.
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The authors have no financial interests to disclose. None of the authors have received any compensation from the manufacturer of the device presented in the preparation of this manuscript.
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Risk associated with the use of the Renuvion technology may include unintended burns (deep or superficial pneumothorax, scars temporary or permanent nerve injury, pain, discomfort, gas buildup resulting in temporary and transient crepitus or pain, infection, hematoma, seroma asymmetry and/or unacceptable cosmetic result. There may be additional risks associated with the use of other devices along with Renuvion and there may be an increased risk for patients who have undergone prior surgical or aesthetic procedures in the treatment area. As with any procedure, individual results may vary. As with all energy devices there are inherent risks associated with its use, refer to the IFU for further information.
INTENDED USE DISCLOSURE
The Renuvion/J-Plasma Precise Open® Handpiece is intended to be used with compatible J-Plasma electrosurgical generators for the delivery of radiofrequency energy and/or helium plasma for cutting, coagulation and ablation of soft tissue during open surgical procedures. The Renuvion/J-Plasma Precise & Precise Open Handpieces are compatible with electrosurgical Generators BVX-200H, and BVX-200P. Refer to the Instructions for Use for the currently approved or cleared indications.