PARÉ introduces their 2.6 mm flexible rat-tooth ratcheting grasper to stabilize tissue for performing advanced endoscopic procedures. The 140 cm long disposable device fits down the 2.
Progressive Dynamic Medical's two-part device manages and routes necessary cords, cables, and tubing crossings lying near the surgical site. The T-channel box construction of the Cord Companion accepts cables running in several orientations and organizes and directs them away from the incision area.
The Allen® Intraoperative Arm Positioner is a small, lightweight arm positioner that attaches over the drape and provides positioning of the arm intra-operatively. The positioner delivers arm positioning for shoulder surgery in the Beach Chair position, as well as elbow and clavicle procedures.
The V-Patch from Atrium is designed for the repair of small hernias such as umbilical, epigastric and trocar site defects. The exclusive Omega-3 Fatty Acid-Coated Reinforcement Washer allows for easy implantation of the device through a small defect, and a unique design enables the implant to lay flat against the abdominal wall in maintaining a smooth contact surface for incorporation in and around the defect.
The AER DEFENSE Smoke Evacuator is ConMed's new surgical smoke evacuation system for removing smoke, aerosols, and noxious odors produced during electrosurgical procedures. The AER DEFENSE offers four different modes of operation, which makes it more versatile and 11 percent (7dBA) quieter than the previous model.
Blue Diamond Gel Bean Bag positioners from David Scott offer added protection against pressure with free-float Gel Technology that allows the gel to shift and conform around the patient while distributing pressure evenly.
Healthmark's TOSI is the first device to provide a repeatable method for evaluating the cleaning effectiveness of the automated instrument washer. This is possible because the blood soil is manufactured to exact specifications each and every time. When metered on to the stainless steel plate, the TOSI is completely analogous to a stainless steel instrument soiled with dried blood.
Leica Microsystems, in partnership with Med X Change, introduces a new Apple® app called Med X Mobile. The application enables surgeons to wirelessly transfer HD video and still images of surgical cases directly from a Leica Microsystems surgical microscope to an Apple® iPhone or iPod with no need to connect to a personal computer.
The Insuflow® Laparoscopic Gas Conditioning System from Lexion humidifies and warms CO2 to 95 degrees Fahrenheit and 95 percent relative humidity. It is the only proven method that prevents intra-operative and post-operative laparoscopic hypothermia. The Insuflow® also reduces post-operative pain and analgesic requirements, and shortens recovery time.
Spectrum Surgical Instruments introduces their new Surgical Instrument Stringer Stand. The unique design promotes faster, safer instrument handling and allows for rapid, two-handed loading of any style instrument stringer. To use, simply place an instrument stringer of any width into the base, and with both hands now free, string/stack instruments as you normally would.
DePuy Mitek, Inc. introduces the VERSALOK® PEEK, a nonmetallic, self-punching rotator cuff anchor that is 100 percent radiolucent and knotless. The new anchor eliminates the need to pre-awl a pilot hole (except in very hard bone), will not interfere with MRI scans and allows sutures to be affixed more quickly because knot-tying is not required.
The Value Of An Apology The value of a heart-felt "I'm sorry" can be seen in many facets of our lives. Often, no matter how big or small the mistake, an apology is a good start to remedying the situation. Still, it seems to be human instinct to try to cover up the mistake, not talk about it or deny that it happened.
Booth #1953 Engineered Medical Solutions Co. offers the Scintillant® Surgical Light. This instrument provides a new level of agility for procedures that require brilliant illumination of even the deepest surgical sites without any cords or wires restricting you.