SILVERGlide

SILVERGlide®
Bipolar Forceps

 

Our SILVERGlide family of non-stick bipolar forceps is designed to address the issue of tissue adhesion and thermal damage during surgery. We offer a wide range of SILVERGlide forceps to meet your surgical needs.

SILVERGlide

Features and benefits

  

  • Five product lines—the perfect forceps for every application

  • A wide variety of tine lengths and tip sizes and styles

  • Maximum visibility—microgauge tines provide clear view of tissue

  • Highly pure silver alloy plating designed to prevent sticking of tissues to bipolar forceps

  • Prompt coagulation with low thermal spread, leading to less collateral damage to surrounding tissue

  • Light, balanced ergonomic handle design for comfort and visibility

  • Guide-stops on many models that align tines to eliminate scissoring of tips

  • Extra-light, extra-thin tine and handle design in ProSeries

  • Standard two-pin round connector compatible with most standard foot-switching bipolar electrosurgical generators

  • Reusable with no loss in performance—standard steam autoclave cycle sterilization with no dissassembly required


Non-stick, no hassle

SILVERFlide's patented silver plating is designed to prevent tissue buildup and adhesion. Instead of stopping to scrape the tips, a quick wipe with a moistended surgical sponge keeps the tips clean. Clean tips keep procedures flowing smoothly without interruption and let you use lower power settings to achieve the same surgical results.

The gold standard in silver plating

SILVERGlide is a properietary technology that reduces molecular bonding force and eliminates hot spots on the forceps tips. The SILVERGlide alloy defuses heat 37 times better than standard stainless steel—and lab tests and field experience show that this exceptional non-stick performance remains unchanged even after multiple uses.


How SILVERGlide eliminates sticking

Standard forceps

Hot spots from sparks occur during coagulation.

These hot spots cause localized sticking

Tissue seared to the forceps tips is ripped away

SILVERGlide non-stick

Hot spots start to occur during coagulation.

Heat is diffused rapidly to prevent sticking.

The forceps can be removed without tissue sticking


The SILVERGlide family

SILVERGlide Keyhole Maximum Access

The Keyhole Maximum Access series is a bayonet-style forceps that comes in a range of lengths, tip sizes and angles.

Keyhole bayonet Tip lengths and angles
  0.4 mm 0.7 mm 1.2 mm 1.5 mm 0.7 mm
15" angled up
0.7 mm 
30" angled up
0.7 mm 
45" angled up
0.7 mm 
80" angled up
0.7 mm 
45" angled down
0.7 mm 
80" angled down
5.5 in
(14 cm)
               
6.7 in
(17 cm)
             
7.8 in
(20 cm)
           
9.2 in
(23 cm)
       
10.2 in
(25 cm)
       
11.7 in
(28 cm)
             

SILVERGlide Standard

The Standard series includes five styles with a variety of tips.

4.0 in (10 cm) jewelers
0.4 mm or 0.7 mm tip

5.0 in (12.5 cm) adson
0.4 mm, 0.7 mm, or 1.2 mm tip

6.0 in (15 cm) semkin
1.2 mm tip

7.5 in (19 cm) cushing
0.4 mm, 0.7 mm, 1.0 mm, 1.2 mm tip, 1.5 mm tip or 2.0 mm tip

8.3 in (21 cm) cushing
0.4 mm, 0.7 mm, 1.0 mm, 1.2 mm tip, 1.5 mm tip or 2.0 mm tip

7.8 in (20 cm) Scoville-Greenwood
1.5 mm tip

SILVERGlide Precision guide-stop

SILVERGlide Precision models feature a guidestop that keeps tips aligned, reduces scissoring and helps with overall dissection. Choose from straight or bayonet style in four lengths.

7.0 in (18 cm) Precision straight
0.7 mm tip, 1.0 mm tip, 1.0 mm angled tip or 2.0 mm angled tip

6.1 in (15.5 cm) Precision bayonet
6.1 in (15.5 cm), 7.5 in (19 cm), 8.7 in (22 cm), 9.7 in (24 cm)

SILVERGlide Irrigating

The bayonet-style Irrigating series features an innovative hollow-tine design that brings irrigation exactly where you need it—to the tip of the forceps. Separate fluid and electrical connectors accept a wide variety of cord-tubing sets. The forceps’ guidestop keeps tips aligned, reduces scissoring and helps with overall dissection.

Irrigating bayonet Tip lengths
  0.7 mm 1.2 mm
7.5 in
(19 cm)
8.7 in
(22 cm)
10.2 in
(25 cm)

SILVERGlide ProSeries

The ProSeries enhances the features you love—non-stick silver plating and guide-stops for reduced scissoring and better control—with thinner tines, longer length and slimmer handles that enhance access, visibility and comfort in the delicate applications and smaller incisions of minimally invasive procedures. Choose from straight or bayonet style in six lengths.

7.5 in (19 cm) ProSeries straight bayonet
0.7 mm tip, 1.0 mm tip, 1.0 mm 30° upward-angled angled tip or 2.0 mm 30° upward-angled angled tip

5.7 in (14.5 cm) ProSeries bayonet
6.3 in (16 cm), 7.5 in (19 cm), 8.7 in (22 cm), 9.5 in (24 cm), 11 in (28 cm) wide variety of tips

ProSeries bayonet Tip lengths and angles
  0.4 mm 0.7 mm 1.0 mm 1.2 mm 1.5 mm 2.0 mm 0.4 mm
45° angled up
0.7 mm
15° angled up
0.7 mm
30° angled up
0.7 mm
45° angled up
0.7 mm
80° angled up
0.7 mm
45° angled down
0.7 mm
80° angled down
1.2 mm
45° angled up
1.2 mm
45° angled down
5.7 in
(14.6 cm)
                   
6.7 in
(16 cm)
                     
7.5 in
(19 cm)
               
8.7 in
(22 cm)
       
9.5 in
(24 cm)
           
11 in
(28 cm)
                         

SILVERGlide accessories

We have a full range of accessories to help your SILVERGlide forceps deliver optimal performance and flexibility.

  • Reusable cable—sturdy silicon rubber wire with SnugShield feature for a secure electrical connection
  • Disposable cable—sturdy PVC rubber with SnugShield feature for a secure electrical connection
  • Sterilization trays—two piece, five piece and 10 piece
  • Polishing cloths
  • Tip guards

The SILVERGlide forceps don’t char or stick, and because of this are extremely accurate in their application of energy. They’ve proven to be one of the best equipment purchases I’ve made.

Mark Glasgold, M.D. | Highland Park, New Jersey


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