The CaboJet uses compressed CO2 gas to clean and dry a prepared bone surface prior to cementing. It removes the fatty marrow from the interstices of the bone increasing cement penetration and greatly reducing the risks of fatty emboli being forced into the blood stream during cement pressurisation.
A compressed CO2 gas jet is more effective at removing fluid and fluid-suspended debris from a porous matrix than a liquid cleaning jet. The liquid jet is useful for washing of gross debris, but is much less effective at removing fluid debris in the interstices of cancellous bone.
CarboJet Lavage provides the opportunity for complete "whiteout" of the cement mantle in the hip and increased cement penetration under the tibial component in the knee.
- The fluid jet works in a porous structure by incremental mixing, dilution and displacement. The compressed gas jet accomplishes fluid- debris removal by creating strong, fluctuating pressure gradients, displacing debris rapidly and more thoroughly.
- Saline lavage is effective at removing gross debris, but fluid mixing in the interstices of bone prevents thorough cleaning.
- A compressed gas jet effectively displaces fluid and fluid- suspended debris, thereby cleaning and drying porous structures.
- The CarboJet CO2 Lavage System, in clinical use since 1993, has been used safely on thousands of joint replacement patients. Compressed CO2 gas has been employed as an insufflation medium in laparoscopic procedures for many years and is readily available at all hospitals.
- CarboJet Lavage provides the opportunity for complete "whiteout" of the cement mantle in the hip and increased cement penetration under the tibial component in the knee.
CarboJet System Video Preview
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