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Vascular Graft Tunneler Instrumentation

Low profile tunneling system

Getinge's Tunneler Instrumentation is designed to minimize tunnel size to meet graft diameter, resulting in a smaller tunnel and less soft tissue trauma compared to larger diameter sheath systems. [1]

The Vascular Graft Tunneling System is designed to create a subcutaneous tunnel for the placement of a vascular graft in both peripheral and AV access applications. While the Tunneler System can be used with a graft that does not feature a Slider Graft Deployment System (GDS). The Tunneler System and its components are made of surgical-grade stainless steel and are designed for multiple reuse when properly maintained.

The Tunneler System comes with 4 Tunneler rod configurations to accommodate both AV Access loop graft placement and bypass graft placement.

The Tunneler System is designed to interface with the SLIDER GDS and:

  • minimize tunnel size to meet graft diameter, resulting in a smaller tunnel and less soft tissue trauma compared to larger diameter sheath systems. [1]
  • Tunneler rod handles are knurled for better gripping and are equipped with a direction tab to increase control in tunnel placement.

An assortment of blunt and pointed tips are available.

Peer reviewed published data supporting the clinical benefits observed by physicians who have used the Vascular Graft Tunneling System is available upon request. [1]

Tunneling tips feature

Tunneling tips feature a large grasping area for easier manipulation.

Vascular Graft Tunneler Instrumentation

Creates a tighter tunnel to match graft diameter.

Vascular Graft Tunneler Instrumentation

Unique thumb tab provides directional control.

Vascular Graft Tunneler Instrumentation

Product  Description  Reference
AV-1, Vascular graft tunneler rod 26 cm Length with 50º curve (Stainless Steel)  26012
AV-2, vascular graft tunneler rod 27 cm Length with 180º curve (Stainless Steel)  26013
PV-1, Vascular graft tunneler rod 33 cm Length with 12º curve (Stainless Steel)  26014
PV-2, Vascular graft tunneler rod 58 cm Length with 24º curve (Stainless Steel)  26015
Vascular graft tunneler instrumentation set w/tray 2 AV Tunnelers, 2 PV Tunnelers, Set of 8 Tips, 2 per size: 6 mm, 7 mm, 8 mm, 10 mm 26026
Vascular graft tunneler instrumentation tray    26027

Vascular Graft Tunneler Rod Tips (4 mm)

Product  Description  Reference
Vascular graft tunneler tips (4 mm) Set of 2 26018
Vascular graft tunneler tips (5 mm)  Set of 2 26019
Vascular graft tunneler tips (6 mm)  Set of 2 26007
Vascular graft tunneler tips (7 mm)  Set of 2 26008
Vascular graft tunneler tips (8 mm)  Set of 2 26009
Vascular graft tunneler tips (10 mm)  Set of 2 26010
Set of 8 size vascular graft tunneler tips 2 per size: 6 mm, 7 mm, 8 mm, 10 mm  26006
Vascular graft tunneler blunt tips (6 mm)  Set of 2 26021
Vascular graft tunneler blunt tips (7 mm)  Set of 2 26022
Vascular graft tunneler blunt tips (8 mm)  Set of 2 26023
Vascular graft tunneler blunt tips (10 mm)  Set of 2 26024

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  1. 1. Schild AF, Baltodano NM, Alfieri K, Livingstone J, Raines JK. New Graft for Low Friction Tunneling in Vascular Access Surgery. J Vasc Access. 2004 Jan-Mar;5(1):19-24.