Medical technology firm Invuity has expanded its illuminated retractor platform, with the introduction of new Eikon LT with tissue grip for plastic surgery.

Belonging to the firm’s Eikon LT platform of non-conductive illuminated retractor systems, the new device includes atraumatic teeth on the distal tip of the retractor blade.

This features offers additional grip to plastic surgeons to create the desired breast pocket underneath the pectoral muscle for placement of a tissue expander or implant during surgery, while minimizing tissue trauma.

New York City Mount Sinai Health System integrated plastic surgery services director and plastic surgery associate professor Dr Andrew Salzberg said: "With more women undergoing immediate breast reconstruction after breast cancer surgery, now more than ever, we need surgical technologies that enable us to operate with greater precision and safety.

"Eikon LT with Tissue Grip allows me to operate more efficiently and give patients the cosmetic results they desire without the risk of thermal injury."

According to Invuity, all Eikon LT devices incorporate the firm’s Intelligent Photonics technology to provide enhanced intra-cavity illumination and visualization.

Eikon LT with Tissue Grip is said to address key safety priorities for hospitals and health systems.

The device includes non-conductive material that helps to reduce the risk of potential burns due to arcing from electrosurgical devices.

Through coupling with the firm’s thermally cool illumination, the material also eliminates the known thermal hazards associated with traditional electrosurgical devices and fiber optics.