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.
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.