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1.5mm HYDRO LeMaitre® Valvulotome
Smooth Sailing in Small Vessels*
Models & Specs
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New Smaller 1.5mm Diameter with
Hydrophilic Coating


The new smaller 1.5mm diameter and hydrophilic coating allow for easier insertion and enhanced trackability through the vein in a more atraumatic fashion. The wider blade range of 1.5mm - 6.0mm diameter provides valve cutting in smaller diameter veins while retaining its ability to cut valves in larger diameter vessels. This innovative device uses unique self-sizing, self-centering hoops for well positioned, clean valve cutting, decreased wound necrosis, and faster patient recovery.

Expanded Indication
The HYDRO LeMaitre Valvulotome is now intended for excising or disrupting venous valves. Relevant procedures include:
  • In Situ Bypass
  • Coronary procedures
  • Proximal Radial Artery procedures
Instrument Specifications
Maximum Hoop Diameter 9.5 mm
Maximum Blade Diameter 6.0 mm
Blade Housing Outer Diameter 1.5 mm
Catheter Outer Diameter 1.0 mm
Safety Stripe Distance from Blades 2.3 cm
Depth Markings 10 cm increments
1st Depth Markings from Cap (closed) 10 cm
Usable Length 98 cm & 40 cm

Benefits of the New HYDRO LeMaitre Valvulotome:
New Hydrophilic Coating allows for easier insertion and enhanced trackability through the vein with minimized potential for intimal damage.

New Smaller 1.5 mm Diameter offers more effective cutting in small vessels.

Wider Blade Range of 1.5-6.0 mm offers valve cutting in smaller diameter veins while retaining its ability to cut valves in larger diameter vessels.

3 Green Safety Stripes of increasing size give warning of the position of the cutting blades, thereby maximizing the time the device is open and able to cut the last set of valves.

Depth Markings allow for marking the approximate location of the tributaries as the valves are cut.

LeMills Valvulotome included to cut the last set of valves as needed.

Head to Head Efficacy of Valve Cutting** 89% Expandable LeMaitre Valvulotome, 80% Competitor A, 82% Competitor B.


1.5mm HYDRO vs 1.8mm Expandable
  • Blades Remain Open 17% Longer
  • Hydrophilic Coating Decreases Friction Forces 50%***
  • Green Safety Stripes Allow Device to Stay Open in Vessel 4.8cm Longer
* The HYDRO LeMaitre Valvulotome is indicated for cutting vein valves, with a blade range of 1.5mm to 6.0mm diameter.
** Schanzer H, Skladany M.: Evaluation of Efficacy and Safety of Valvulotomes in an “Ex-vivo” In-situ Bypass Model. Vasc Surg 1998. Study conducted with the 2.7mm Expandable LeMaitre Valvulotome.
*** Data on File at LeMaitre Vascular, Inc.
 
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