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  • Richard Wolf GmbH
  • Pforzheimer Straße 32
  • 75438 Knittlingen
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  • Elke Lauser
  • +49 (7043) 35-305

Cost-efficiency in Single Port Surgery

Richard Wolf presents a new reusable Single Port System with the KeyPort at the 129th Conference of the German Society for Surgery

(PresseBox) (Knittlingen, ) Many general and abdominal surgeons are currently using single-use products for Single Port interventions to treat hernias and inflammation of the appendix, or for removal of gall bladders, although the use of comparable re-usable solutions could save several hundred euros for each intervention. The reasons for preferring the more expensive single-use products are the problems with the reusable system currently available associated with introduction, gas leakage, tissue recovery, and most importantly the variability of the instruments used. Medical technology company Richard Wolf from Knittlingen promises to solve these problems with its reusable KeyPort Single Port System. The KeyPort is being presented at the 129th Conference of the German Society for Surgery at a dedicated satellite symposium and at the company's exhibition stand.

"The objectives in developing the KeyPort were to merge the advantages of the single-use system, such as high level of variability when using the instruments and gas leakage, with the economic benefits of a reusable system. At the same time, the aim was to significantly increase the freedom of movement of the instruments for the user, which was previously restricted in other Single Port solutions, to eliminate the problem associated with lack of triangulation with the Single Port technique. Our development engineers have come up with an optimum solution for all these tricky problems," was the enthusiastic statement of Benjamin Seidenspinner, Product Manager for Surgery at Richard Wolf.

Key Port is a complete system with a modular structure and newly developed instrument lines that can be universally used - designated "DuoRotate" and "InLine". These give the surgeons significant freedom of movement with double rotatability and special curved shape of the sheath. Independent movement of the sheath and the distal instrument tip permit very precise work. The intervention starts with introduction of the threaded trocar sleeve of the KeyPort, which is reliably held in the abdominal wall by the integrated thread. No additional fixing, such as retaining sutures are needed. A silicone seal insert with up to four ports allows instruments of all diameters to be inserted and for tissue to be recovered. The surgeon is also afforded significantly more working space outside the body using the 5.7 mm telescope with a working length of 500 mm by comparison with other Single Port systems currently on the market. The surgeon also has around 30 percent more illumination compared with the standard 5.3 mm laparoscope from Richard Wolf GmbH.

Richard Wolf GmbH

Richard Wolf GmbH is a mid-sized company manufacturing medical instruments. It employs a workforce of more than 1,400 and maintains a global network of seven subsidiary companies and 120 foreign representatives. The company develops, manufactures and markets a large range of products for minimally invasive surgery and endoscopy in human and veterinary medicine, and for extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy and technoscopy.

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