FARMINGDALE, N.Y., Nov. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Misonix, Inc. (NasdaqGM: MSON), an international surgical device company that designs, manufactures and markets innovative therapeutic ultrasonic products for spine surgery, skull-based surgery, neurosurgery, wound debridement, cosmetic surgery, laparoscopic surgery and other surgical applications, participated in the 42nd Annual Eastern Great Lakes Burn Study Group Meeting in Pittsburgh, PA held October 16-17, 2014.
Misonix exhibited at the meeting and offered surgeons hands on training with its SonicOne O.R. Ultrasonic Surgical Debridement System. The SonicOne O.R. is an innovative surgical device that allows surgeons to address the challenges chronic wounds present to them, the patient, and the health-care system. SonicOne O.R. establishes a new standard in surgical wound bed preparation, an essential first step in the wound healing process. Use of the SonicOne O.R. system provides controlled tissue removal, decreased healing times, reduced bleeding and a reduction of biofilm.
The conference, hosted by the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center-Mercy Burn Center, was well-attended by physicians, nurses, occupational therapists and other wound care professionals from throughout Pennsylvania and the surrounding states. Dr. Ariel Aballay, Medical Director of the West Penn Burn Center et al., concluded in a clinical abstract entitled An Alternative Method of Debridement for Complex Burn Wounds, that "The surgical debrider (Misonix SonicOne O.R.) is a useful tool for management of burns, in addition to other types of wounds. Using this system in burns allowed us to debride this wound twice with minimal impact to healthy tissue, including residual autograft tissue."
Dr. Aballay further concluded, "With new technologies like the SonicOne O.R. we are now able to perform very delicate debridements which would be very difficult with previous technologies available to us. The tissue selectivity of the ultrasound allows us to remove nonviable tissue while at the same time preserve the healthy tissue with minimal bleeding. We are very encouraged by our early experiences with the exciting new technology."
"We are encouraged by the study results reported by Dr. Aballay and his colleagues on SonicOne as this further affirms the growing evidence in the surgical community that Misonix ultrasound technology is an effective tool in the treatment of burn wounds and other types of complex wounds," said Michael A. McManus, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer of Misonix.
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 $3 billion annually; Misonix's proprietary ultrasonic medical devices are used for wound debridement, cosmetic surgery, neurosurgery, 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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