The Endofix exo is an intuitive, passive support robotic arm for holding and guiding the endoscopic camera for minimally invasive intervention in ENT and Skull Base Surgery. The Endofix exo is a revolutionary new technology allowing surgeons to take back control and utilise a 2 handed operative technique.
The Endofix exo emulates an arm which is capable of guiding and positioning an endoscopic camera with a large degree of movement. Addressing the trend of using a rigid endoscope and camera to illuminate the operative field instead of an Operating Microscope, which creates a larger and more diffuse spread of light to the operative field. This technique is being more widely adopted by Otorhinolaryngeal surgeons due to the improved visualisation.
The Endofix exo allows the surgeon to position the endoscope and hold it in place. Resulting in the ability to actively use both hands, along with a stable shake free image, for the more complex and demanding requirements of the surgical procedure without any fatigue. The Endofix exo frees up the hand of the surgeon, previously reserved for holding the endoscope and camera in place, essentially giving the surgeon a 3rd hand for the whole of the procedure. The position of the endoscope and camera remains steady, even in the most extreme positions, which is highly desirable in most Otorhinolaryngeal and Head and Neck surgical procedures.
The benefits of the Endofix exo:
The Endofix exo Clinical trial has been completed by Professor Suren Krishnan, Dr Guy Rees, Dr Andrew Foreman predominantly for Intra Oral Microlaryngoscopy approach; in the treatment of oral carcinoma and base of tounge conditions, sleep apnoea treatments and injection of vocal cords and other anatomy. Dr Michael Schultz for Intra Nasal sinus surgery and Endoscopic ear procedures.
Other surgical specialities that may benefit from the Endofix exo; include Endoscopic Ear surgery; Anterior and Posterior Skull Base surgery, minimally invasive Neuro and Orthopaedic surgery (particularly for ACL reconstruction, Arthroscopic shoulder repairs, and endoscopic hand surgery).
The ENDOFIX EXO is a new, very flexible passive holding arm for endoscopes in minimally invasive surgery
ENDOFIX EXO ENT Surgery
Passive support arm for Endoscope positioning