As a result of a partnership with LMA Urology, of Gland, Switzerland, Cook Medical, of Bloomington, Ind., has added a new lithotripter to its kidney stone treatment line.

Called the LMA StoneBreaker, the device is a portable pneumatic lithotripter powered by a cartridge of high-pressure carbon dioxide. The StoneBreaker’s compact, ergonomic design makes it easier to manage than comparable lithotripters, reducing the procedure time for fragmentation and stone removal.

StoneBreaker delivers a higher probe-tip velocity at impact to successfully break stones in one procedure.

Continue Reading