Would any woman want the painful, sharp hooks of a Tenaculum, Pozzi or Allys forceps, piercing a sensitive and intimate part of her body? Say NO to it!
Are you considering an intrauterine device (IUD) as a contraceptive? Do you know that your gynecologist is likely to use a sharp, piercing instrument called a cervical tenaculum, to grasp and stabilize your cervix during the procedure?
The Aspivix technology is based on a new approach replacing the cervical tenaculum with a gentler, vacuum suction-based device that offers cervical engagement with no trauma or bleeding, plus facilitated entry into the uterus.
With Aspivix, a gentle vacuum suction-pad is applied on the cervix to steady the cervix during gynecological procedures. No more sharp piercing instrument clamped in the cervical tissue!
Cross-contamination is a real and dangerous problem in the healthcare field. Some of the most common high-risk areas are medical surfaces and devices which come in contact with broken skin, soft tissue or mucous membranes.
Since Aspivix is a single-use device, designed to be disposed after each use, the risk of cross-contamination is virtually eliminated.
95% of practitioners are dissatisfied with the use of the cervical tenaculum *
Up to 7cm average pain score on a Visual Analogue Scale 0-10 cm is experienced by women due to the cervical tenaculum *
Fear of pain during intrauterine device (IUD) insertion is a barrier to the use of IUDs as a contraceptive method. *
ASPIVIX is a next-generation surgical instrument for gynecology. With its gentle vacuum suction pad technology, ASPIVIX replaces the cervical tenaculum. ASPIVIX avoids typical lesions and lacerations caused by tenaculum. It renders the procedures more predictable in costs and time.
If the angulations – sharp ante or retroversion of the uterus, acute ante or retroflexion, or a severe mismatch of flexion and version – are not straightened with traction using a tenaculum then perforation is probably more likely. *
ASPIVIX allows the traction of the cervix and uterus without compromising the cervix tissue. As a practitioner, you embrace a state-of-the-art practice, improving patient care and reducing litigation
The cervical tenaculum is widely used in gynecology. After insertion into the vagina, tenaculum allows healthcare professionals to grasp the cervix tissue, and pull and stabilize the external part of the cervix.
Tenaculum consists of a slender sharp-pointed hook. It causes pain and bleeding.
Unintended pregnancies cost 11 billion each year in the US * . The IUD is regarded as the most cost-effective reversible contraceptive solution *. However, fear of pain or reported severe pain at the IUD placement remains an acceptance barrier * . Lots of attempts to reduce the pain have been reported in the literature by changing the design of tenaculum * or by applying anesthetics, all without success * . The grasping quality or the waiting time until the anesthetic alleviates the pain are unacceptable.
Intra-uterine Insemination and embryo transfers are two procedures requiring an access to the uterus with the utmost care.
The association between tenaculum application to the cervix just before embryo transfer and lower pregnancy rate has been reported. Intrauterine manipulation or instrumental application to the cervix during embryo transfer (ET) of in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles is known to induce uterine contractility * which may reduce pregnancy rate. *
However, studies on the use of tenaculum in intrauterine insemination (IUI) cycles are not available.
Aspivix is a new way to stabilize the cervix and ease the access to the uterus without the drawbacks – pain and bleeding – of a tenaculum.