Integra LifeSciences has introduced Integra Cusa NXT bone tips for its Cusa NXT ultrasonic tissue ablation system.

Cusa bone tips feature a one-piece tip design, low profile silicone flue and a shroud which simplifies handpiece set-up prior to the procedure and helps save time in the operating room.

The Cusa NXT system, driven by the Cusa Selector 24 kHz neurosurgical short handpiece, is used in neurosurgical and other surgical procedures for the controlled and selective removal of soft tissue and bone near critical structures.

Integra LifeSciences tissue ablation marketing director Peter Colgan said the company is excited to expand the tip selection for Integra’s Cusa NXT platform.

"We can now help neurosurgeons limit uncertainty in surgical procedures where precise control and the ability to keep the surgical site cool during bone removal are important requirements," Colgan added.

The company said the Integra Cusa NXT bone tips received 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration, and will be showcased at the 2012 American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) annual meeting from 14 – 18 April 2012 in Miami, Florida, US.