The BIPOLAR PLASMALOOP uses the bipolar TUR function of the HF electrosurgery generator under saline irrigation to perform Transurethral Resection (TUR) of the prostate.
The following benefits are achieved:
PLASMALOOP the advantages
No TUR syndrome risk through use of saline solution
Current free sheath
No accidental tissue coagulation by second electrode
Excellent ignition, cutting and coagulation performance
Current flow limited to the operating field
No return plate required - true bipolar TUR
Easy to replace electrodes
Single bipolar connector
Generator compatibility - ERBE, BOWA, Martin etc.
In general, transurethral resection (TUR) requires high power in order to ensure a constant cutting quality.
In monopolar procedures the high current flow is passed from the surgical field through the surrounding tissue and the body of the patient back to the HF surgical unit via a neutral electrode, whereas in bipolar procedures current flow is limited to the operating field only increasing safety.
The bipolar Plasmaloop system greatly reduces the risks associated with the use of conventional monopolar systems, risks such as uncontrolled current flow are eliminated. With Plasmaloop, current flow is limited to the space between the two distally placed electrodes and occurs only in the area visible to the surgeon.
As bipolar resection is performed in saline solution, the risk of a TUR syndrome occurrence is practically eliminated.
The Plasmaloop bipolar electrode arrangement ensures outstanding ignition performance, with precise, reliable and consistent cutting and coagulation quality throughout the whole procedure.
This specially designed arrangement of the two distal electrodes also ensures that there is no current flow along the sheath, thus preventing unwanted thermal tissue damage caused by leakage current or damaged insulation.
The Plasmaloop system design allows simple insertion and removal of the electrode.