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Finally, a solution for muscle tension and chronic symptoms caused by laparoscopic instrument use.

Repetitive injury causes well-documented* long term problems for laparoscopists.

Avoid the strain with the new Mediflex® RELIEF™ Ergonomic Laparoscopic Instrument Handle

The Mediflex® RELIEF™ Handle

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  • Addresses repetitive motion discomfort and injuries experienced by surgeons.
  • Reduces muscle nerve and tendon stress associated with grasping and gripping.
  • Reduces tension on all muscles of the hand, arm and shoulder.
  • Allows the thumb to follow its natural sequence and range of movements.
  • Is ambidextrous.
  • Is available on Mediflex® Cutting Edge and Deluxe Instrument Systems.

The ambidextrous Mediflex® RELIEF™ Handle has a unique pivoting ring handle which reduces muscle, nerve and tendon stress associated with gripping laparoscopic instruments.

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Technical References

  • Prevention of laparoscopic surgeon’s thumb. Surg Endosc. 1995 Jun;9(6): 738-9. Kano N, Yamakawa T, Ishikawa Y, Miyajima N, Ohlakj S, Kasugai H.
  •  Laparoscopic surgeon’s thumb.   Arch Surg. 1993 Oct;128(10):1172. Kano N, Yamakawa T, Kasugai H.
  • Ergonomics in laparoscopic surgery. J Minim Access Surg. 2010 Apr-Jun;6(2):31-36. Supe AN, Kulkami GV, Supe PA.
  • Superficial nerve damage of thumb of laparoscopic surgeon. Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 2001 Jun;11(3):207-8. Lee WJ, Cae YS.
  • Laparoscopic procedures are associated with a significant risk of digital nerve injury for general surgeons. Ann R Coll Surg Engl 2001;84: 443-444. Lawther RE, Kirk GR, Regan MC

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