OTSC Proctology Anchor is an instrument that is used with the OTSC Proctology for grasping and manipulation of tissue in the anorectum; especially for better adduction of tissue with scarred alterations (e.g. fistulae) and also in tangential application. The anchor is usually only used when the application area of the clip cannot be reached with the described sutures.
The OTSC Proctology Anchor is 38 cm in length and the head of the anchor is made of a super elastic shape memory alloy (Nitinol). OTSC Proctology Anchor is intended for single use only.
The instrument is placed on the site where the tissue is to be grasped. The OTSC Proctology Anchor is released by pressing the locking button and by pushing the slide distally so that the instrument returns to its former shape of an anchor. The anchor needles are anchored e.g. in the fistula tract. To withdraw the anchor into the spiral slotted tube, it is pulled back by activating the slide.
Before applying the OTSC Proctology clip, it has to be ensured that the tip of the OTSC Proctology Anchor is sufficiently pulled back into the distal, transparent cap of the OTSC Proctology. Otherwise there is a risk of the clip being applied to the shaft of the instrument and thus the instrument being fixed to the tissue.