Michael Y. Chen, Chief and Assistant Professor, Dental Department and Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Taichung China Medical University Hospital and Executive Director of the Taiwan Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, presented on his technique for performing sagittal split ramus osteotomy using the BoneScalpel ultrasonic bone-cutter. Dr. Chen has performed more than 100 bilateral sagittal split ramus osteotomies using the BoneScalpel and has found the enhanced safety against nerve injury and the high level of precision to be major benefits. "The nerve-sparing nature of ultrasonic bone-cutting technology is very valuable in performing certain maxillofacial surgeries where nerve damage is a risk," said Dr. Chen. "The BoneScalpel also allows for very fast and precise cuts making it ideal for oral and maxillofacial surgery."
The second day of the conference included a hands-on cadaver workshop where more than 60 surgeons learned various advanced surgical techniques using the BoneScalpel. The cadaveric workshop was held at the Medical Simulation Center of the Tzu-Chi University in Hualien.
Grand Medical, the Misonix distributor in Taiwan, has found that Taiwanese spine surgeons have enthusiastically embraced the BoneScalpel which is now used in the majority of major medical centers in Taiwan. Grand Medical has recently begun introducing the BoneScalpel to maxillofacial surgeons in Taiwan where its clinical benefits are also finding widespread appreciation. "We have found BoneScalpel to be very popular with spine surgeons in Taiwan and we think that maxillofacial surgeons will also find BoneScalpel to be a very useful technology. The excellent results from Dr. Chen's first 100 patients are very encouraging. We think that there is a high potential for BoneScalpel in oral and maxillofacial surgery in Taiwan," stated Jackey Wu, CEO, Grand Medical.
Commenting further, Scott Ludecker, Senior Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing stated, "Misonix will continue to invest in workshops around the world where surgeons can experience for themselves, the versatility, safety, and effectiveness of our technologies. Our distributor, Grand Medical, has done an outstanding job introducing BoneScalpel into the spine surgery marketplace and we are very encouraged by the interest shown by the oral and maxillofacial surgeons this past week in Taiwan."
Misonix, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures and markets therapeutic ultrasonic medical devices. Misonix's therapeutic ultrasonic platform is the basis for several innovative medical technologies. Addressing a combined market estimated to be in excess of $1.5 billion annually; Misonix's proprietary ultrasonic medical devices are used in spine surgery, neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, wound debridement, cosmetic surgery, laparoscopic surgery, and other surgical and medical applications. Additional information is available on the Company's Web site at www.misonix.com.
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