The shaver treatment method, usually associated with orthopaedics, was first used for ENT-surgery in the USA, 1994. Since then, shaver systems have continuously been developed and have become established in many ENT clinics world-wide.
The set up of the shaver systems currently available on the market is very similar, including the console, a hand-piece, a motor (integrated) and a shaver blade as the working element. There are, of course, differences in design, accessories and cutting geometries of the shaver blades. This results in the blades and handpieces of other manufacturers are not compatible with each other.
The indications for shaving lies in the minimally invasive removal of tissue in the area of the nose and the nasal cavities (e.g. adenoids, nasal muscle).
The principle stays the same: Tissue is sucked through the cutting window in the shaver blade into the lumen. The sucked tissue is then severed due to the rotation of the inner tube in the outer tube and transported away through a hose which is connected to a suction pump.