There are over 600,000 hysterectomies performed each year in the United States. Ninety percent of these procedures performed are for non-cancerous conditions. Uterine manipulator devices that are currently utilized during procedures are made of plastic and inferior quality, and these can often slip out during surgery, causing complications. Independently manipulating a colpotomy ring and a tenaculum clamp is not optimal in the real-world surgical setting.
MSK’s Uterine Manipulator Device (UMD) solves this clinical need by effectively holding the cervix in place while physicians perform laparoscopic gynecological procedures in the uterine environment. The UMD has adjustable tips and uses a refined lock-and-key system to create a customized instrument for each patient, while ensuring safety.
- MSK’s Uterine Manipulator Device is manufactured from high-quality stainless steel, and it can be safely sterilized and re-used
- Removable and adjustable tips of variable lengths are used to configure settings to the optimum position for each patient
- Locking system prevents unintentional uterine movement
One in nine women will undergo a hysterectomy in her lifetime. Hysterectomy is the second-most common surgical procedure women undergo in the United States, with over 600,000 operations per year. Additionally, there are 1M to 1.5M other diagnostic procedures each year requiring a uterine manipulator.
PCT Application PCT/US2017/013365 pending, filed January 2017
Yukio Sonoda, MD, Surgeon, Gynecology Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering
Alexandra Buga, M.S., M.B.A, Licensing Associate