The StoneBreaker™ Pneumatic lithotripter from Cook Medical is used via a rigid or semirigid endoscope with a straight working channel, for the fragmentation of urinary tract (kidney, ureter and bladder) stones.
- The CO2 gas-driven system provides higher probe-tip velocity at impact to break even the hardest stones.
- Requires fewer shocks to fragment stones; minimal probe movement reduces stone retropulsion.
- Shown in clinical studies to be atraumatic to surrounding tissue.
- The lack of foot pedals, power cords, consoles or external gas supplies makes the device completely portable.