Misonix, which designs, develops, manufactures and markets therapeutic ultrasonic medical devices and laboratory equipment, has unveiled OsteoSculpt Ultrasonic Bone Scalpel for use in facial bone surgery.
The OsteoSculpt was developed with the help of Roland Gilles of Hospital CHC Liege in Belgium and other surgeon innovators.
It is a tissue specific osteotomy device capable of making precise cuts through bone and hard tissue while largely preserving delicate soft tissue structures during orthognatic and maxillofacial bone surgery.
The OsteoSculpt offers the convenience and speed of a power instrument without the safety issues often associated with rotary or reciprocating sharps, Misonix said.
Misonix had showcased the device at the 20th Congress of the European Association for Cranial-Maxillofacial Surgery (EACMFS), which was held recently in Bruges, Belgium.