Checkpoint Head & Neck

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The Checkpoint Head & Neck

Engineered to provide useful intra-operative feedback regarding the location, identification and excitability of nerves and muscles for surgeons

Features of the Checkpoint Head & Neck

The Checkpoint Head and Neck is the next generation in neuroprotective surgical technology

Advanced Electronic Circuitry

Performs continuous circuit and software checks insuring reliable stimulus parameters are delivered and maintained

Ergonomic, One-hand Design

Easy to use, puts all of the controls in the surgeon’s hands

Built-in Power Supply

Self-contained batteries eliminate the need for external electrical connection; no cables in the sterile field

Selective Amplitude Switch

Adjust stimulus desired for precise, highly individual nerve stimulation and localization

LED Indicator Light

Provides continuous visual confirmation that stimulus is being delivered

Biphasic Waveform

Generation of biphasic waveform for safe and continuous nerve activation for as long as the stimulation probe is applied

Checkpoint Head & Neck Procedures

Checkpoint Head & Neck is engineered to provide useful intra-operative feedback regarding the location, identification and excitability of nerves and muscles for surgeons in the following procedures

Head and Neck
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Parotidectomy
  • Modified Neck Dissection
  • Facial Trauma Reconstruction
  • Facial Reanimation
  • Facial Nerve Exploration and Repair
  • Mandibular Tumor Resection
  • Submandibular Gland Resection
  • Temporomandibular Joint Reconstruction

What Surgeons are Saying about the Head and Neck

Designed by a team of surgeons and biomedical engineers, the Checkpoint Head and Neck helps surgeons make better “real time” intra-operative decisions with increased confidence.

Ho-Sheng Lin, MD, FACS

"Checkpoint has allowed me to consistently identify and reliably confirm the integrity of nerves during thyroid, parathyroid, parotid, and neck dissection and is an indispensable part of my surgical toolkit."

* Professor and Chair, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Wayne State University School of Medicine and Chief of Otolaryngology Service, Karmanos Cancer Institute.

"Checkpoint has allowed me to exactly control the energy output of the stimulator in the surgical field, and thus lets me precisely modulate the stimulation based on the nerve size and the degree of scarring."

Division Chief, Otolaryngology at Cedars-Sinai. Assistant clinical professor of surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Babak Larian, MD
Dale Baur, DDS

"Checkpoint has proven to be a valuable and reliable tool to locate and protect branches of the facial nerve, especially in the multiply operated patient. The device takes the guesswork out of the surgery."

* Chair Department of OMF Surgery - School of Dental Medicine, Chief of OMF Surgery – Case Western Reserve University Hospital

"As a Maxillofacial Esthetic surgeon, it’s nice to have a disposable cost effective nerve stimulation device that allows maximum patient safety and surgeon satisfaction. Checkpoint has brought the OR to our surgery center!"

Associate Professor, Residency Director CWRU OMS, Visage Surgical Institute - Medical Director
Faisal A. Quereshy, MD, DDS, FACS
Michael Carron, MD

"Checkpoint is extremely helpful for facial nerve preservation in tough revision cases, large areas of distorted or radiated tissue or surgery in areas high risk for nerve injury.
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* Associate Professor and Chief of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Wayne State University School of Medicine

* Dr. Bauer & Dr Lin are paid consultants for Checkpoint Surgical

Usage Instructions for the Checkpoint Head and Neck

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Indications & Risk of the Checkpoint Head and Neck

The Checkpoint Head and Neck is a single-use, sterile device intended to provide electrical stimulation of exposed motor nerve or muscle tissue to locate and identify nerves and to test nerve and muscle excitability.

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Model: 9394

Head & Neck Surgical Nerve Stimulator/Locator

Patented (US) – www.checkpointsurgical.com/patents Ⓓ (US)


INDICATIONS FOR USE:

The CHECKPOINT® Head & Neck Stimulator is a single-use, sterile device intended to provide electrical stimulation of exposed motor nerves or muscle tissue to locate and identify nerves and to test nerve and muscle excitability.

CONTRAINDICATION:

Do NOT use this Stimulator when paralyzing anesthetic agents are in effect, as an absent or inconsistent response to stimulation may result in inaccurate assessment of nerve and muscle function.

WARNINGS:
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  • Do NOT apply stimulation across the patient’s chest because the introduction of electrical current into the chest may cause rhythm disturbances to the patient’s heart.
  • Do NOT leave Stimulator unattended in the surgical field.
  • Do NOT use Stimulator in the presence of flammable anesthetics.
  • Do NOT use this Stimulator in patients with implanted electronic devices. Stimulus current near such devices may cause them to malfunction.
  • Do NOT use in cerebrospinal fluid, brain, meninges, or spinal cord.
  • Do NOT use the Stimulator while delivering electrocautery. Electrocautery may interfere with or damage the Checkpoint Head & Neck Stimulator or cause injury.
  • Use of a tourniquet may reduce nerve and muscle excitability distal to the tourniquet. If a decrease in nerve or muscle response to stimulation is observed, it may be necessary to take down the tourniquet and allow time for re-perfusion before testing with Checkpoint.
PRECAUTIONS:
  • Single use only. Once turned ON, the Stimulator will not turn OFF and will remain operational for approximately four (4) hours.
  • Use the Stimulator at 0.5mA initially and increase the amplitude as needed.
  • Do NOT bend the probe or apply excessive pressure where the probe enters the nose cone. Do NOT use the Checkpoint Head & Neck Stimulator as a dissecting tool or for any other purpose not specified in these Instructions for Use.
  • The needle return electrode may cause stimulation. Place the needle return electrode in an area away from excitable tissue and away from the stimulation area to avoid confusion.
  • Do NOT submerge or saturate the Checkpoint Head & Neck Stimulator with fluid.
  • The Stimulator may interfere with patient monitoring equipment in the operating room while stimulating.
  • Portable and mobile Radio Frequency (RF) communications equipment can interfere with the Stimulator. Do not use such equipment while delivering stimulation.
  • The Stimulator is not likely to cause any interference in nearby electronic equipment through Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) (complies with CISPR 11, Type B). For additional information on Electromagnetic Interference contact NDI Medical.
  • Be aware that using the device in the vicinity of certain nerves can have systemic effects (e.g. bradycardia, hypotension, laryngospasm).

 



The Checkpoint Head & Neck Stimulator is an adjunctive tool for locating nerves and testing nerve and muscle excitability. It is not intended to replace good surgical techniques in locating and dissecting tissue. The surgeon is ultimately responsible for identifying exposed motor nerves and tissue.

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22901 Millcreek Blvd. Suite 360
Cleveland, Ohio 44122
United States
216-378-9107
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