Microdebrider Surgery in ENT Surgery is commonly done.Microdebriders have been gaining acceptance in ENT Surgery and use since their initial introduction in 1993
The microdebrider is a three component instrument. First, the disposable blade is a hollow metal tube coupled to suction that cuts obstructing tissue and simultaneously removes it from the airway. Second, the hand piece drives the blade via an electrically powered motor and is compatible with blades of various sizes and configurations. Regular wall suction tubing connects to the hand piece to provide suction to the blade. Third, the power console controls the hand piece via a foot pedal and allows the operator to select the speed and the direction of rotation of the blade.
This new generation airway tool has its roots in the rotary vacuum shaver introduced in 1968 by Urban to assist in removal of acoustic neuromas. After considerable evolution and improvements in design, present day microdebriders are employed by a variety of specialists from orthopedic surgeons to otolaryngologists. The microdebrider is not only useful for endoscopic dissection of obstructing airway tissue, but it is employed in a variety of applications including endoscopic sinus surgery, cosmetic surgery, and endoscopic joint surgeries.