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PK AIM Surgical Instrument 2017


PK AIM Surgical Instrument 2017
PK AIM Surgical Instrument 2017
 
Designers: Jeff Nelson, Olympus Surgical Technologies America, Olympus America Inc., Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, USA
Manufacturer: Olympus Surgical Technologies America, Olympus America Inc., Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, USA

PK AIM Surgical Instrument 2017
PK AIM Surgical Instrument 2017

Project Description

Introduction
PK AIM is the only advanced electrosurgical instrument for open surgical procedures that combines both monopolar and advanced bipolar energy in a single, easy-to-use device. The hybrid technology was designed to increase procedural efficiencies which may result in decreased OR time and overall cost savings to the hospital.

PK AIM provides surgeons with the ability to transect tissue, seal vessels (up to and including 3mm) and mobilize target anatomy with precision and control.

Product Development
The PK AIM device was conceptualized by the Olympus Surgical Technologies of America (OSTA) Surgical Discovery Team via extensive case observation and interviews with surgeons and staff across various institutions and a wide range of procedures.

Through this process, the team discovered a specific unmet need that consistently plagued surgeons and staff alike: the exchange of multiple devices throughout the course of a procedure for various purposes was constant and detracted from the surgical flow of the case while also adding time (and often frustration) to the procedure.

Targeted Clinical Benefits
PK AIM was designed, developed and evaluated by surgeons from around the world and the feedback pointed to this device being especially valuable to surgeons performing procedures that required soft tissue applications for cutting, dissecting, coagulating, grasping and vessel sealing.