DePuy Spine, Inc. introduces the UNIPLATE® 2 Anterior Cervical Plate System, a next-generation single-screw midline fixation system. According to the company, the UNIPLATE 2 features: Use for 1- or 2-level anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF). Single-screw midline fixation that allows the surgeon to affix an implant using one screw per vertebral body, which minimizes the need for retraction of soft tissue, such as the trachea and esophagus, during implantation.
The company makes its De Mayo Knee positioner lighter so it is easier to handle in the OR and for autoclaving April 20, 2010 Innovative Medical Products announces enhancements to the De Mayo Knee Positioner® making it lighter. The positioner’s lighter weight makes it easier for operating room personnel to place and manipulate the positioner on the OR table and for hospital personnel to transport and insert the equipment into a sterilizer, via a new sterilizing/storage case.
Sroufe Healthcare Products introduces the new SAS Sher™ Ankle Stabilizing Brace (Model 1765). The SAS Ankle Brace works to support weak or injured ankles during sports and activities. The brace is constructed in the popular lace up design with stabilizing figure-eight straps that mimic athletic ankle taping by providing inversion/eversion support and compression.
Cook Medical’s Women’s Health division introduces the Guardia™ AccessET Curved Embryo Transfer Catheter, featuring Cook’s patented EchoTip® technology. The catheter’s echogenic band allows the catheter tip to be seen more clearly under ultrasound, which can allow for more accurate embryo placement.
Covidien (NYSE: COV) announces that a new in vivo study concluded that the Mallinckrodt™ TaperGuard™ endotracheal tube provides significant protection from microaspiration and lung damage compared to the Mallinckrodt™ Hi-Lo endotracheal tube. The findings were presented at the annual International Symposium on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine (ISICEM) Meeting, in Brussels, Belgium.
AliMed® inc announces the release of its new Sterilization catalog featuring Medline sterilization products. The 24-page catalog covers the entire sterilization process, including products needed for decontaminating, lubricating, prepping, packing, and monitoring surgical instruments.
DePuy Mitek, Inc. introduces the VAPR® Premiere90, a new low-profile, small-diameter radiofrequency electrode that provides fast and efficient soft tissue ablation and coagulation with enhanced visualization during arthroscopic surgery. According to the company, features include: A low profile design (3.
Megadyne’s 12-use E-Z Pen™ is designed to deliver optimal electrosurgical performance to surgical teams with cost efficiencies. Features include: Lightweight and ergonomic, the 12-time use E-Z Pen has a built-in count down mechanism displaying the number of uses left and a “lock-out” failsafe function preventing additional use once the lifespan has expired.
What are the top three considerations surgical professionals should make when purchasing surgical cameras & videos system? April 16, 2010 1. Sensitivity. While some would argue resolution is the #1 consideration, sensitivity may rank higher. The surgeon must see details to make accurate decisions, but needs to see those details in a wide variety of contrast conditions.
Buffalo Filter’s LapEvac® Surgical Smoke Evacuation System is a powered, closed-loop smoke evacuation system. During laparoscopic procedures, the LapEvac draws surgical smoke from the peritoneal cavity, filters it through ULPA filtration media, and returns clean CO2 gas to the patient.
There is a secret that very few in the western hemisphere are privy to: there is peace in the Middle East. Its name is Jordan. A small country of only 35,000 square miles and a little over six million people, Jordan is situated in a contentious neighborhood comprised of Syria to the north, Iraq to the west, Jerusalem to the east and Saudi Arabia to the south.
The AER DEFENSE™ Smoke Evacuator is ConMed’s new surgical smoke evacuation system that offers: 4 different modes of operation. A dual-stage motor for power for more efficient suction capabilities with less noise production. The ability to be coupled with the company's GoldVac™ Smoke Evacuation Pencil.
The Bovie® ICON GP is an electrosurgical generator with fully-digital implementation for use in today’s modern operating rooms. It was designed in conjunction with OR clinicians to provide a safe, user-friendly unit that can meet all operating room procedure demands.
E-Z Clean® electrosurgical instruments from Megadyne provide dissection and coagulation for a variety of surgical applications, rendering procedures cleaner, safer and faster. They have a non-stick surface, which resists eschar buildup and last an entire case—saving both time and money.