Biolitec has added another laser fibre to its ELVeS Radial 2ring laser fibre portfolio. A press release reports that the newly developed ELVeS Radial 2ring Pro enables the minimally invasive endovenous laser treatment of severely tortuous veins. It adds that the ELVeS Radial 2ring Pro fibre has an additional canal into which saline solution can be injected directly up to the tip of the fibre using a simple Luer Lock connection at the rear end of the fibre. The pressure of the incoming saline solution straightens bent areas and thus stretches strong windings. The laser fibre can then be pushed forward in a continuous movement.
According to the press release, this additional function also washes residual blood from the vein compressed after tumescent local anaesthesia, resulting in optimal closure of the vein. This is especially advantageous for veins with a large diameter. A further advantage is the avoidance of additional punctures in complex vein structures. A maximum of 100cm of a vein can be treated with the ELVeS Radial 2ring Pro fibre. The laser fibre is designed to be easily inserted into the vein with a standard 6F insertion set.
With the first radial fibre ELVeS Radial, which biolitec launched more than 10 years ago, the company heralded a new era in endovenous laser therapy for varicose veins. Due to the 360-degree irradiation of the inner vein walls, which is achieved in the Leonardo laser devices of biolitec with a wavelength of 1470nm, surrounding tissue remains undamaged. With the ELVeS Radial 2ring laser fibres, available in two different fibre diameters, truncal veins, perforating veins and smaller lateral branches can be treated equally well.