Orthopedic Powered Instruments System
Our team carefully observed several laparoscopic procedures and learned that we could create a truly differentiated product if we designed it for the varied approaches that surgeons use for gripping the tool. Surgeons usually hold these devices like scissors, but in order to rest their hands during a long surgery, they often shift to a technique called “palming,” where they cradle the tool in the palm of the hand. Yet another common grip approach is used when the surgeon holds the tool almost vertically.
Building on our extensive research, Farm began the process of designing the form of the handle and the tactile interaction points to accommodate surgeon work habits and ergonomic needs. As the overall design evolved, Farm’s engineers crafted the part design and internal mechanisms to achieve a highly precise feel in the operation of the product.
The new DetachaTip offers significant improvements designed to help surgeons work more effectively:
When holding the new DetachaTip, the user’s fingers naturally fall into a comfortable position, no matter which grip approach is used, and it’s easy to access all controls. Ed Connell from ConMed’s marketing team said this: “When we put the new DetachaTip handle into a surgeon’s hand for the first time, they initially think it feels weird. But then they operate it, they realize that every handle they’ve ever used has been far less comfortable. Every surgeon who tries this tool loves it.”