Ligation clips, which are used to clamp vessels, have been used in complex surgeries on humans (including heart surgeries) since the 1980’s, but have only been introduced in animal surgeries in recent years.
Showcasing the clips at the recent BSAVA and AVA shows, Vet Direct has been surprised by the levels of interest shown.
Leon Wright, managing director at Vet Direct, said: “The ligation clips caused a big noise at our recent events, which is probably down to the benefits they offer. Not only are they quicker and easier, you get immediate vessel closure which reduces the amount of time a patient has to endure under general anesthetic. I’m confident that they’ll be a great help to all veterinary surgeons.”
As the only distributor authorised to sell the range of products to veterinary practices, Vet Direct has already seen several clients make use of the products – most frequently in common surgeries such as splenectomies and cholecystectomies.