Codman Neuro launches first disposable forceps with dual irrigation


Codman Neuro has announced the launch of Spetzler Malis dual irrigating disposable non-stick bipolar forceps, the first disposable dual irrigating forceps for neurosurgery. The announcement was made at the 2014 Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) annual meeting.

Spetzler Malis dual irrigating forceps is the first disposable device to have irrigation channels inside both of its branches, offering precise delivery of fluid through each forceps tip for improved and uninterrupted visualisation. The device also provides the same non-stick coagulation performance as the industry leading standard version of the Spetzler Malis disposable bipolar forceps.


“The dual irrigation design is ideal for working with arteriovenous malformations and vascular tumours as they keep the tips and vessels moist enhancing their non-stick properties, and the transparent fine tubing provides better visualisation,” says neurosurgeon Robert Spetzler, director, Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, Arizona, USA. “The Spetzler Malis disposable bipolar forceps line has been designed to be non-stick, low profile, and provide great tactile feedback.”


According to Codman Neuro, the dual irrigating forceps is the latest addition to the Spetzler Malis forceps product line, following the launch of Spetzler Malis slim non-stick bipolar forceps earlier this year. Spetzler Malis slim forceps have the slimmest profile available on the market and provide access to narrow surgical fields. Standard Spetzler Malis disposable forceps have been available since 2006. This family of forceps features an ergonomic design that provides excellent visualisation and control, which is especially important when operating on deep-seated tumours or vascular structures, and during skull-based neurosurgery. 


Spetzler Malis dual irrigating bipolar forceps are single-use devices sold sterile and are intended for use in electrosurgery for coagulation and irrigation of tissue.