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Frequently asked questions


Can C-REX® be used for laparoscopic surgery?

A: Yes, C-REX® LapAid® and RectoAid® can be used for laparoscopic surgery, as well as for open and robotic surgeries.

Where in the large intestine can C-REX® be used?

A: Anywhere in colon and rectum.

A: C-REX® RectoAid® is designed for lower rectum and t-TME resections, whereas LapAid® is designed for colon and upper rectum resections. C-REX® instruments are suitable for all types of anastomoses: end-to-end, end-to-side, and side-to-side.


Can C-REX® be used when putting down a stoma on left colon?

A: Yes, C-REX® can be used on any stoma in colon.

Can C-REX® be used in patients with diverticulitis?

A: Yes, C-REX® can be used on any type of anastomosis in colon. However, diverticulitis thickens the intestinal wall, whereas C-REX®, as well as staplers, should preferably be used on normal tissue. The decision of resection line is always important for successful surgical outcome.

For how long time does the short-term implant stay in the body?

A: The rings are naturally expelled with faeces 10 ± 2 days after the surgery.


Does the patient have to stay in hospital until the rings come out?

A: No, they can usually go home after 4-5 days.


Can C-REX® RectoAid® be used in lower rectum?

A: Yes, C-REX® RectoAid® is specially designed for surgery on lower rectal resections as well as for t-TME.

Have health authorities reviewed C-REX®?

A: Yes, all C-REX® devices are CE-marked in Europe.

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