Aesculap, Inc. Launches the Ergonomic Hi-Line XXS, Innovative High Speed Power System for Minimally Invasive Surgery

Center Valley, PA (March 20, 2013) – Aesculap, Inc. is pleased to announce the availability of its Hi-Line XXS Minimally Invasive Microsurgical handpiece. The system offers a broader field of use, in-procedure maneuverability and an improved visibility of the tip of the burr. The exclusive design of the ergonomic Hi-Line XXS handpiece resembles a bayonet-shaped microsurgical instrument and the curved handpiece shaft has a distal diameter of only 3.6 mm, providing a clear view of the surgical site.

 The detachable curved and straight shafts can be rotated into 8 different positions, allowing for unparalleled surgical site access and compatibility with a full range of MIS burrs. 

 With a high speed capability of 85,000 – 100,000 rpm, the Hi-Line XXS needs zero tools for assembly and can be used with the Aesculap microspeed™ uni high speed electric motor or the HiLAN®XS air motor.

The Hi-Line XXS handpiece is indicated for use for minimally invasive spine surgery. For additional information on the Hi-Line XXS power system and other Aesculap products and services, contact your local Aesculap Sales Representative or visit

 About Aesculap, Inc.

Aesculap, Inc., a B. Braun company, founded in 1867 in Tuttlingen, Germany, is the world’s largest and one of the most respected manufacturers of surgical instruments and sterilization container systems. Aesculap is a leading privately-owned manufacturing company, passionately committed to providing high-quality, innovative products and services to all surgical disciplines, with particular focus in the fields of General, Neuro, Spine and Orthopaedics. For more information, contact Aesculap Customer Service at 1-800-282-9000 or visit


About B. Braun

B. Braun Medical Inc. (B.Braun), a leader in infusion therapy and pain management, develops, manufactures, and markets innovative medical products and services to the healthcare industry. The Company is committed to eliminating preventable treatment errors and enhancing patient, clinician and environmental safety. Guided by its “Sharing Expertise®” philosophy, B.Braun continuously exchanges knowledge with customers, partners and clinicians to address the critical issues of improving care and lowering costs.


The B.Braun group of companies includes B.Braun, Aesculap® and CAPS®. B.Braun’s U.S. headquarters is located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, with its global headquarters based in Melsungen, Germany. It employs more than 44,000 employees in more than 50 countries throughout the world. To learn more about B.Braun visit


About Us

Aesculap, Inc., a B. Braun company, is part of a 175-year-old global organization focused on meeting the needs of an ever-changing healthcare community. Through close collaboration with its customers, Aesculap provides advanced technologies for general surgery, neurosurgery, spine, ortho and closure technologies. Aesculap continues a proud heritage of leadership and responsiveness as we strive to deliver products and services that improve the quality of patients’ lives.