Extraordinary Outcomes

Planatome® Technology delivers dramatically improved surgical outcomes. The surgeon will gain enhanced control, get a cleaner cut line that produces less damage, and experience better consistency from blade to blade, resulting in greater efficiency in the Operating Room with less waste of time and product. Moreover, a better incision provides many benefits to overall patient care and recovery.

Faster Healing With Less Infections

Histological studies of bilateral incisions show an increase in post-operative wound healing when using a Planatome scalpel blade versus a standard scalpel blade. At 24 hours post-op, the incision created with a Planatome blade was over 90% closed compared to a 10% closure with the standard blade. The improved healing time is a result of the defect-free surface of the Planatome blade not causing surgically induced tissue trauma, which aids in faster healing. 

This ocular surgical case study shows incision scarring two weeks after the procedure using a standard scalpel and a Planatome scalpel.

Reduced Scarring With Increased Wound Strength

These scar comparisons between the nano-perfected Planatome scalpel blade and a standard scalpel blade illustrate the collagen deposition and reorganization from each incision. Planatome blade incisions show a more uniform collagen deposition and produce a better scar due to faster collagen reorganization from a reduction in tissue disruption.

Less Pain With Reduced Nerve Damage

Macrophage Density, which is linked to pain development through the production of inflammatory mediators, is shown here highlighting the results of a histological study comparing the nano-polished Planatome scalpel blade and a standard scalpel blade. At post-op Day 1, the macrophage density created from a standard scalpel blade is significantly higher than that of the smoother Planatome scalpel blade. The macrophage density from the Planatome blade also returns to baseline faster – within the first 10 days after surgery – resulting in less post-op pain.

Histology Study: Significantly Reduced Macrophage Density, Linked to Pain Development Through Production of Inflammatory Mediators, (Raoof, Willemen & Eijkelkamp, British Society for Rheumatology, Aug 2017.)

These stained nerve images illustrate nerve axon regeneration. The dark brown areas of the Never Cut image represent a normal nerve axom. The center image shows a nerve incised by a Planatome scalpel blade as compared to a standard scalpel blade in the image to the far right. The darker brown areas of the nerve cut with a Planatome blade represent improved nerve axon regeneration.

Stained Nerve Tissues: Improved Axon Regeneration with Planatome blade

By using advanced nerve stimulus detection technology, electrical impulse data was collected from those nerves incised with a nano-polished Planatome scalpel blade and a standard scalpel blade. The post-operative goal is for these nerves to recover to a minimum of 20% electrical conduction 5-8 weeks post-operatively. The nerves incised with a Planatome blade show a 25% recovery at five weeks post-op versus a nerve cut with a standard blade showing less than 10% recovery.

Electrical Impulse Data: 25% recovery after five weeks with Planatome blade

Planatome Technology can offer extraordinary outcomes for post-surgical patients and a surgical practice.