Salt Lake City, UT, June 08, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Clinical Innovations, a division of ACI Medical Devices, has launched its new disposable circumcision device, the AccuCirc, to help clinicians provide precise, consistent and reliable circumcision outcomes. Touted as the only significant innovation in circumcision of the past 50 years, the AccuCirc utilizes revolutionary technology to protect the glans, ensure adequate hemostasis, and deliver the precise cut of the foreskin in a single actuation.
The AccuCirc uses two innovative components to complete the circumcision procedure: the Foreskin Probe/Shielding Ring and the Single-Action Clamp. The Foreskin Probe/Shielding Ring ensures that the glans is protected and the foreskin is properly aligned, while the Single-Action Clamp ensures adequate hemostasis and the precise delivery of the protected, circular blade.
“These two components work together to protect the infant from injury,” said Dr. David Tomlinson, a Family Medicine Practitioner out of Rhode Island and primary inventor of the device. “Not only do they simplify the circumcision procedure, but they also eliminate the need for a dorsal slit and remove the potential for mismatching parts. They also do away with the use of freehand scalpels, scissors, reusable clamps and safety pins in the procedure.”
Circumcision is the most common surgical procedure in the United States, with over 1.3 million procedures performed annually. Innovation to improve the safety and efficacy of this procedure, however, has been relatively non-existent, with the latest significant development occurring almost five decades ago. More recently, in 2000, the FDA issued a warning for potential injury from the use of mismatched sizes and parts of traditional circumcision clamps, stating, “We are concerned that some serious device-related complications have occurred. These have included laceration, hemorrhage, penile amputation and urethral damage.”*
“We designed the AccuCirc to specifically eliminate these complications, which typically come from mismatched parts or freehand cutting,” said Wm. Dean Wallace, MD, PhD, and Executive Vice-President of Research and Development at Clinical Innovations. “The Shielding Ring shields the glans from ever touching the blade and the Foreskin Probe acts as a key that activates the crushing arms and blade only when the correct size is placed within the device.”
The AccuCirc comes in a self-contained circumcision kit, including the foreskin probe/shielding ring, single-action clamp and blade, fenestrated drape with adhesive backing, surgical marking pen, hemostats, sanitizing wipe, iodine swab sticks, lubricating jelly, petrolatum dressing, and gauze. The kit is completely disposable and no part of the device is retained on the infant.
The AccuCirc is sold through independent distributors around the United States. Visit www.accucirc.com for more information, or contact them directly at:
747 West 4170 South
Murray, UT 84123
* FDA Public Health Notifications, Potential for Injury from Circumcision Clamps, August 29, 2000.
About Clinical Innovations
Clinical Innovations develops, manufactures and markets state-of-the-art medical devices that improve healthcare outcomes for clinicians and their patients worldwide. With particular emphasis on healthcare solutions for women and their infants, Clinical Innovations employs high quality standards in every aspect of business to make advancements in technology and bring innovative ideas to life.
Since its inception in 1993, Clinical Innovations has consistently expanded its worldwide presence, becoming the market leader in several product categories, including the Koala® Intrauterine Pressure System and the Kiwi® Vacuum-Assisted Delivery System. With ISO13485 certification and strong relationships with top worldwide medical distributors, Clinical Innovations has the systems and infrastructure in place to promptly respond to market trends and customer suggestions.
More information can be found at Clinical Innovations’ web site www.clinicalinnovations.com or by calling 801-268-8200.