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.
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.
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 #819 An all-in-one, medical-grade, video routing solution from NDSsi, ConnectOR G2 offers the unique ability to connect the realms of surgical video, PACS imaging and informatics. The ConnectOR G2 solution enables routing of virtually any medical imaging source to the surgeon's field of view and beyond.
Booth # 905 C-QUR Mesh combines the clinically proven ProLite polypropylene mesh with an all natural Omega 3 fatty acid (O3FA) bioabsorbable coating. Carefully researched and tested, C-QUR combines ideal mechanical performance and advanced O3FA technology to provide for a strong hernia repair with a more natural healing response and less tenacious tissue attachment.
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.
Booth #852 Kapp Surgical and Dr. Delos Cosgrove, III have designed the Cosgrove Valve Retractor System a universal chest retractor that provides the greatest exposure of the right and left atrium for mitral valve repair and replacement. There are no surgical instruments that can offer greater visualization of the operative field for this purpose.
Booth #705 The Nathanson Hook Liver Retractors® are designed specifically to retract the liver during laparoscopic surgery. When required, these hooks hold the liver out of the way for the duration of the surgery. They come in a set of 3 (small, medium and large), allowing the surgeon alternative options during the procedure.
http://www.laparoscopynw.com At the Institute For Laparoscopic Surgery, we offer a variety of minimally invasive weight loss and general surgeries including kidney and gallbladder. This video demonstrates that in the hands of experienced surgeons performing a left adrenalectomy, the SILS (Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery) technique is applicable to complex and uncommon cases.
WXOW TV News in La Crosse, WI covers an innovative broadcast of a Knee Replacement Surgery by Jeffrey M. Lawrence, M.D. to the local Viroqua High School. The ability to broadcast live surgery from the OR to a remote location shows the value in educating students, as well as colleagues and patients, about surgery.
Upon completion of radical prostatectomy, the surgeon needs to reconstruct the urinary system. More specifically, the urologist must reattach the open bladder neck to the urethra. This reconnection of 2 tubular structures is referred to as an anastamosis. The anastamosis is routinely performed with suture, either in a continuous or interupted manner.
The Winnipeg Free Press reports the story of Janis Ollson, the first person to essentially have her pelvis cut in half so that surgeons could remove most of her cancerous midsection. The surgeons then reassembled her. The Canadian woman is being called a "miracle mom." Ollson was diagnosed with the bone cancer, chondrosarcoma, three years ago while pregnant with her second child.
The FDA recently approved the use of robotic surgical techniques for transoral operations. The Nebraska Medical Center was the first hospital in Nebraska to begin offering this surgery for oral tumors. This approach can potentially save the patient from undergoing a longer, more complicated open surgery which comes with a much longer hospital stay and longer list of potential complications.