Authors: Brenden Jones, MD; Nova Szoka, MD
LIVSMED developed ArtiSential Articulating Laparoscopic Instruments; they were registered as Class I medical devices with the FDA in 2019.
The ArtiSential line of articulating laparoscopic instruments is designed to provide the user with fully articulating, wristed motion during laparoscopic surgery. The instruments are constructed with two pinching triggers on the handle controlling opening and closing, and the wrist controlling the articulating instrument head. Movement of the user’s hand, wrist, and fingers are perfectly matched and translated into corresponding movements of the end-effector within the working field. The double-joint structure of the Artisental end-effector allows the instrument to move with 360o of freedom and provide control not available with conventional laparoscopic instruments. The current instrument lineup includes a bipolar fenestrated forceps, a short needle holder, a bipolar Maryland dissector, and a clip applier.
ArtiSential articulating laparoscopic instruments have been deemed substantially equivalent to predicate devices.
Indications: For use in any procedure where laparoscopy could be utilized.
Contraindications: This product should not be used in any procedure that cannot be performed laparoscopically or robotically.