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JUSTTACH™ (PATENT APP NO 3300/MUM/2013)

Background:

It is a universal attachment plate to an oto-microscope to convert a pre-existing microscope to an endoscope holder for alternate use of endoscope and microscope during endoscopic surgeries.

Need for the invention:

All ENT surgeons are trained for middle ear surgery with a microscope. Shifting from microscopic ear surgery to endoscopic ear surgery may be difficult initially. Every ENT surgeon owns microscope for ear surgery. Justtach™ provides a simpler and economic alternative in which alternate use of microscope is possible especially in the initial shift from microscopic to endoscopic ear surgeries [3].  

Uses/ advantages of Justtach in endoscopic ear surgeries (3-9).

  1. Stability of the endoscope, camera and image on the monitor is ensured throughout.

  2. No surgeon fatigue in holding the endoscope (as compared with single handed endoscopic ear surgery).

  3. When angled endoscope (30, 45, 70 degree) is used with the endoscope holders, it allows better visualization of sinus tympani, facial recess, anterior tympanic cavity and hypotympanum with just rotation of the endoscope within the Holder.

  4. All the steps of the ear surgery are similar to Microscopic ear surgery as the left hand holds the suction cannula continuously and the instruments in the right hand.

  5. No compromise of the surgical field.

  6. Effective alternative for documentation and a useful teaching aid.

  7. Minimizes the need for assistance.

  8. As Justtach™ is designed as an attachment to the operating microscope, the fine focus of the microscopic stand can be utilized for additional advancing into the external auditory canal

  9. No retro auricular incision

  10. No Mastoid bandage is not required.

  11. Lesser duration of surgery

  12. Fogging of the endoscope is avoided by use of suction cannula and by irrigation.