Podiatry Terms & Descriptions – TOPAZ MicroDebrider

What is a TOPAZ MicroDebrider?

A revolutionary new medical device called the TOPAZ MicroDebrider, is now available, offering a minimally invasive alternative for the treatment of tendons and fascia. This technology is rapidly being adopted by surgeons around the country specializing in sports medicine procedures. TOPAZ is the only radiofrequency Wand indicated for the debridement of tendons and fascia.

TOPAZ is a quick, simple and minimally invasive medical technique now available for the treatment of tendons and fascia. The TOPAZ MicroDebrider utilizes patented CoblationÆ technology, designed to specifically treat tendons and fascia. To date, over 5 million Coblation procedures have been performed. The TOPAZ technique has been associated with quick return to daily activities allowing for significant improvement in patient outcomes. Since launching TOPAZ with expanded indications for tendonotomy in 2005, TOPAZ has offered a minimally invasive alternative for thousands of patients for the treatment of tendons and fascia.

How Topaz Works

Through a small incision, approximately and inch long, the TOPAZ MicroDebrider is applied on and around the tendon for half-second duration treatments placed a quarter inch apart to form a grid-like pattern. With every fourth application, the device is inserted deeper into the tendon – approximately a quarter inch in depth. Small amounts of tissue are removed as a light application of radiofrequency energy is guided into the tissue. TOPAZ treatment typically takes less than 20 minutes to administer. Patients are ready to leave the clinic once recovered from local or light sedation. TOPAZ provides patients with a minimally invasive alternative to surgical debridement.