Tunneling can be one of the most traumatic parts of performing vascular surgery. Atrium designed its vascular tunneler system to minimize the trauma associated with tunneling. By creating a low profile system,* the Atrium Tunneler makes a tunnel that is the same diameter as the graft being placed. The handle has been designed to provide total control to the physician by having a longer handle with a thumb tab. The "directional" thumb tab allows the physician to always know the direction of the tip to more accurately place the tunneler where it needs to be.
Proper Tunneling is important to the desired outcome of any vascular graft, which is why Atrium re-engineered the graft tunneler and Slider™ Graft Deployment System. The Atrium Vascular Tunneler is ideal for all vascular graft products and brands. However, it is particularly useful when combined with the patented Slider™ GDS (Graft Deployment System).
*as compared to sheathed tunneling systems
Atrium’s patented graft “protection” sleeve and low profile attachment system enables easy insertion of the graft into a tunnel with a “no incision contact”.
Atrium’s novel graft
deployment system saves
operating time, reduces
trauma during implantation,
prevents “forced wetting”
of the graft during tunneling,
and is compatible with most