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.
The Maquet PowerLED 700 HD light provides exceptional illumination, shadow dilution and 40,000 hours of LED life. With 168 LEDs, each capped with a specially designed Fresnel lens, the PowerLED 700 HD produces a consistent and homogenous patch. The pre-focused column of light extends into deep cavities, eliminating the need for manual adjustments.
Linemaster introduces its Medical Grade RF Wireless foot control, a plug-and-go system for new applications or as a replacement for existing wired solutions. This system eliminates cord clutter on the floors while also providing the freedom that wireless has to offer. Linemaster's standard RF Wireless foot controls are offered with up to 5 digital and 3 analog switch functions, with additional switch functions available upon request.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.