CarbonAid® is suitable for complete sternotomy and delivers a CO2 flow of 10 l/min.
Both devices create a laminar flow, which is essential to avoid turbulence and mixing with the ambient area. This also applies when the sponge tip is wet.
By avoiding turbulence, the devices create a completely CO2-saturated atmosphere within the cavity.
The CO2, insufflated through these devices, creates a protective cushion and a continuous flow from inside the cavity that prevents microparticles from entering the wound. The risk of contamination by airborne particles is reduced by 80%.
The well-known bacteriostatic effect of CO2 also helps prevent post-operative infections, such as those caused by staphylococcus aureus.
Both devices are equipped with a highly efficient antibacterial filter and a long tube for connection to the CO2 diffuser.