FMS VUE® Fluid Management and Tissue Debridement System

Division: Sports Medicine
Category: Capital Equipment

Delivering differentiation that matters, so you can focus on the patient and resect precisely.

To ensure your cases run fluidly, our FMS VUE® Fluid Management and Tissue Debridement System1 delivers the clarity, consistency, control and cost savings1 you need to keep your team’s attention where it should be: on the patient.

It’s also the only shaver system to be incorporated into a fluid management system for optimal suction, visual clarity and pressure control. This, along with delivering up to 500% less metal particulate versus tested leading competitors2 and an ever-expanding blade and burr portfolio, means you resect precisely, case after case.

Due to the broad FMS® Fluid Management System Shaver portfolio, surgeons have access to high-quality mechanical resection tools for use across a wide-range of arthroscopic surgical procedures, including rotator cuff repair, sub acromial decompression, shoulder instability, ACL and PCL repair, meniscus repair, and more.

Part of the VUE™ Arthroscopic Equipment Solutions portfolio.

Features & Benefits

  Features Benefits
FMS VUE® Fluid Management and Tissue Debridement System - Clarity & Consistency Clarity & Consistency
  • BLOODSTOP™ Feature controls bleeding
  • Flow +® Technology clears debris while maintaining pressure
  • Reacts to shaver outflow surges to maintain pressure
  • Reduces extravasation risk1-11 and costs8,14 of additional follow-up care
  • Maximizes and maintains optimal visualization12
  • Inflow and outflow rates synchronize through one system
FMS VUE® Fluid Management and Tissue Debridement System - Control & Cost Savings

Control & Cost Savings

  • Decreases operative time versus inflow-only pumps13
  • FMS® Fluid Management System Inflow/Outflow Sheath allows independent control of inflow and outflow
  • Easy set-up with color-coded tube sets
  • Toggle between Inflow/outflow and inflow-only mode
  • Independent study validation of cost savings versus inflow-only pumps15
  • Reusable tubing
  • Less saline usage versus inflow-only pumps15
  • One capital unit to operate fluid management and shaver blades and burrs


  • Delivering 500% less metal particulate vs. leading competitors16
  • Proprietary lubricant reduces friction, resulting in overall reduction of shedding17
FMS VUE® Fluid Management and Tissue Debridement System - Quality & Choice

Quality & Choice

  • Multiple lengths, tip shapes and cutting efficiency for ultimate control, including a large variety of blades, burrs, small joint and extra-length designs
  • Optimal grades of hardened stainless steels for strength
  • Light, robust, and easy-to-load Micro Tornado Handpiece
  • Easily recognizable color rings on all black hubs for quick identification
FMS VUE® Fluid Management and Tissue Debridement System - Innovation Innovation
  • Only shaver system incorporated into fluid management system, designed for optimal suction, clarity and performance
  • OMNICUT™ Resection Blade enables both soft tissue and bone resection, eliminating the need to switch from a blade to a burr18
  • Provides an economic advantage and enhances OR efficiency by eliminating the need to switch from a blade to a burr
  • Innovative three-window design improves cutting effectiveness and precision
  • Designed to engage and draw tissue with speed for resection



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  2. Fowler J, Owens BD. Abdominal compartment syndrome after hip arthroscopy. Arthroscopy 2010; 26:128-130.
  3. Ladner B, Nester K, Cascio B. Abdominal fluid extravasation during hip arthroscopy. Arthroscopy 2010; 26:131-135.
  4. Lim JK, Ang KC, Wang SC, Kumar VP. Rhabdomyolysis following shoulder arthroscopy. Arthroscopy 2006; 22:1366.
  5. Orebaugh SL. Life-threatening airway edema resulting from prolonged shoulder arthroscopy. Anesthesiology 2003; 99:1456-1458.
  6. Saeki N, Kawamoto M. Tracheal obstruction caused by fluid extravasation during shoulder arthroscopy. Anaesth Intensive Care 2011; 39:317-318.
  7. Sharma A, Sachdev H, Gomillion M. Abdominal compartment syndrome during hip arthroscopy. Anesthesia 2009; 64:567-569.
  8. Venkat G, Moon YL, Na WC, So KY. Upper airway compromise by extravasated fluid: a rare complication after arthroscopic repair of atrophic cuff tear. Orthopedics 2009; 32:776.
  9. Verma M, Sekiya JK. Intrathoracic fluid extravasation after hip arthroscopy. Arthroscopy 2010; 26:S90-S94.
  10. Weber SC, Abrams JS, Nottage WM. Complications associated with arthroscopic shoulder surgery. Arthroscopy 2002; 18:88-95.
  11. Rodosky MW. Fluid management systems for arthroscopy: a clinical perspective. Business Briefings: Global Surgery. 2004. pp 106-108. Accessed at on 9/12/2011.
  12. Ogilvie-Harris DJ, Weisleder L. Fluid pump systems for arthroscopy: a comparison of pressure control versus pressure and flow control. Arthroscopy. 1995 Oct; 11(5):591-595.
  13. Sieg R, Bear R, Machen MS, Owens BD. Comparison of operative times between pressure and flow-control pump versus pressure-control pump for ACL reconstruction. Orthopedics. 2009 Oct; 32(10).
  14. Nagda SH, Altobelli GG, Bowdry KA, Brewster CE, Lombardo SJ. Cost analysis of outpatient anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: autograft versus allograft. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2010 May; 468(5):1418-1422.
  15. Conner DM, Bansal M, Pachelli A. Cost analysis of switching from an in-flow only irrigation pump to an in-flow/out-flow fluid management system (FMS Duo). Abstracts presented at the 2012 Arthroscopy Association of North America Meeting; May 17-19; Orlando, Florida]
  16. Mitek Shedding Summary Test Report: June 5 2015.
  17. OMNICUT Design Freeze Test Report. DOCUMENT NO.: 300418 REV. C DCN 19733
  18. OMNICUT Resection Blade Soft Tissue Cutting Performance White Paper; DVE-002757 (OMNICUT Blade Design Verification, Tissue Cutting and Shed Testing); DVA-107455 (5.2 mm OMNICUT Blade); DVA-107514 (4.2 mm OMNICUT Blade)
DSUS/MTK/0517/1014 08/2017

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