Vascular Tunnelers

The Marina Medical two-part Vascular Tunneler is used to implant a vascular graft subcutaneously with an oversized tissue passageway. These Vascular Tunnelers are comprised of a hollow rigid metal shaft connected to a handle with a removable bullet tip at one end of the shaft. The shaft is fabricated from stainless steel and fits into a formed handle with a center rod. The instrument is used to bluntly dissect a tunnel by forcing the bullet-tipped hollow shaft through the tissue. After suture attachment of the graft material to the inner rod, the vascular graft is then easily drawn back through the entire length of the oversized hollow tube. With the graft positioned in place, but still within the hollow shaft, the hollow shaft is then extracted from the tissue tunnel without extracting the graft from the subcutaneous passageway.

It would therefore be preferred to have an implantable vascular graft that can be implanted with less tissue trauma than that which is caused by tunnelers of the past. Shop the full line of Vascular Tunnelers from Marina Medical online at Endoscopy Superstore.

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Marina Medical 200-248 Tunneler Sterilization Tray
Model #: 200-248
Price: $2,900.00
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Marina Medical Vascular Tunneler Sets
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Price: $4,600.00
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Marina Medical Vascular Tunnelers, Full Curve, 25cm
Model #: MM-TUN6C025
Price: $3,400.00
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There are various methods known to repair body lumens, including blood vessels such as arteries or veins that have become occluded or affected with stenosis. Typically these methods involve the placement of a vascular graft that is suitable for implantation in the body to reestablish or redirect the flow of blood through or around the affected area. Peripheral vascular graft implantation requires the creation of a subcutaneous pathway commonly called a graft tunnel. Tunneling is a surgical step in vascular procedures but often results in injury to surrounding tissue. This injury is caused by dissection of the tissue and frictional forces on the tissue as the tunnel is created, as well as frictional forces exerted on the tunnel wall by the repair device during movement to, and delivery at, the affected site in need of repair. The degree of this injury has an impact on the healing of the patient.