Use of the stentfix OTSC® System
The stentfix OTSC® System is the innovative solution for stent fixation in the digestive tract. It is a specially designed OTSC® System and labeled for the fixation of self-expandable metallic stents (SEMS).
The round design of the stentfix OTSC® clip adapts to the gastrointestinal anatomy. Due to the modified cap shape, stentfix OTSC® can easily be aligned to the stent opening for optimal stent mesh and tissue capture by the clip.
The compact design of the stentfix OTSC® System also allows the passage through a stent (from Ø 18 mm), therefore, fixation is possible either on the proximal or distal end.
The stentfix OTSC®
The stentfix OTSC® System consists of a specially designed application cap with a mounted clip, thread, thread retriever and a hand wheel for clip release.
The stentfix OTSC® clip is delivered by means of an application cap mounted to the tip of diagnostic gastroscopes. The clip is released by tightening the thread with the hand wheel.
Due to its rounded design, the modified clip adapts to the gastrointestinal anatomy. The stentfix OTSC® clip is anchored in the tissue and on the stent mesh so that the stent is fixed to the tissue and secured against migration. The clip is made of superelastic Nitinol® and exerts a constant force on the tissue in the application area, thus securing the positioning of the stent. The stentfix OTSC® clip is biocompatible and conditionally MR safe and can remain in the body as a longterm implant.