The Provox Vega Puncture Set allows voice prosthesis insertion immediately after creating the tracheoesophageal (TE) puncture. Insertion is made in three steps – Protect, Puncture and Place.
Protect – The transparent pharynx protector (intended for primary puncture only) protects the pharyngeal walls. Puncture – The puncture needle creates the puncture and is used to introduce the GuideWire through the puncture site. Place – The TE puncture is gradually dilated when the dilator, attached to the GuideWire is pulled through the same. The voice prosthesis thereafter slides gently into position.
In a multicenter clinical study 100% of the voice prostheses could be placed using the Provox Vega Puncture Set; 89% of the procedures required no additional instruments.
- All-in-one surgical set
- Creates a round puncture, leaving the surrounding tissue intact
- Comes pre-loaded with a Provox Vega voice prosthesis
- Is disposable
- Enables a rapid procedure, minimum preparation and assembly are needed
- Is sterile
Includes: 1 Pharynx Protector (made of transparent thermoplastic), 1 Puncture Needle (made of surgical stainless steel), 1 GuideWire (made of pre-colored fluoroplastic), 1 Puncture Dilator with 1 preloaded Provox Vega voice prosthesis and 1 Provox Brush (non sterile).
Learn more in this video about how to perform primary punctures and prosthesis placement with the Provox Vega Puncture Set.
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