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Blended Approach

April 13, 2010 6:52 am | by Amanda McGowan | Articles | Comments

Surgical simulation and training is crucial in helping surgeons develop and refine surgical skill. Now a variety of offerings allow for honing these skills before stepping into the OR. April 20, 2010 When James “Butch” Rosser, MD, FACS, professor of surgery at Morehouse School of Medicine, prepares for a case, he warms up with one of his favorite video games—Silent Scope or Super Monkey Ball.

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Weighing The Options

April 13, 2010 6:51 am | by Amanda McGowan | Articles | Comments

Having a basic understanding of the different surgical implants and grafts available—both biologic and synthetic—is the first step to help a surgeon decide which material is right for the patient and procedure. April 23, 2010 With an array of materials and structures to consider, the options for surgical implants and grafts for surgeons can be “dizzying” at times, says Alfredo M.

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Purchasing Perspective On Surgical Camera & Video Systems

April 13, 2010 6:51 am | by Donna Ungvarsky, Business Development Specialist for Olympus’ EndoSite Consulting division. | Articles | Comments

What are the top three considerations surgical professionals should make when purchasing surgical cameras & video systems? April 21, 2010 With continual improvements in minimally invasive surgery techniques coupled with constrained capital budgets, facilities must add more rigor to their technology assessments and purchasing practices.

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Why Physicians Need A “Sterile Cockpit”

April 13, 2010 6:51 am | Articles | Comments

Imagine, you are the pilot of a 747, getting ready to land the plane at LAX (pilot speak for Los Angeles International Airport), your ear phones are strapped on, you are talking to the tower, verifying your landing instructions, going through the check list, lowering the landing gear, adjusting the fuel mixture, and just as you throttle back– “Excuse me, captain, but the passenger in 12B really needs to go to the bathroom even though the no smoking sign is on.

iPhone Medical Apps May Be Medical Malpractice Targets

April 13, 2010 6:50 am | by Satish Misra | Articles | Comments

0 Medical practice is a big business. Conservative estimates put the total cost of medical malpractice at nearly $35 billion annually and, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation report, nearly $5 billion is paid in claims each year. With an average claims payment of about $300,000 and up to 50% of that going to the lawyers representing the patient, its not surprising that practically every show on cable television has at least one advertisement imploring patients who have suffered practically any bad outcome to contact a lawyer immediately for “the compensation they deserve.

Believing In What You Do

April 13, 2010 6:50 am | by Jeffrey Parks, MD | Articles | Comments

0 This story (from the NY Times) about the young palliative care physician in New York who died at age 38 from metastatic breast cancer is pretty harrowing. Dr. Desiree Pardi was a rising star, apparently, in the field of palliative care medicine. She was first diagnosed with cancer at age 31 and battled the recurrences with surgery and chemotherapy while maintaining a full work schedule over the subsequent 7 years.

Running On Empty 

April 13, 2010 6:33 am | by Dr. Wes, MedPage Today | Articles | Comments

0 We're stretched so thin, right now. No new hires in sight. Look at this list of patients: 22 of 'em, all over 70, eight "new's" among them, every one with tons of medical issues. Didn't get out of here until 10:30 last night. Then back at it at 8 (am) this morning. I'm telling you, I hate it.

Younger, More Diverse Patients Having Total Knee Replacements

April 13, 2010 6:33 am | News | Comments

A research team led by Mayo Clinic has found a national trend toward younger, more diverse patients having total knee replacement surgery. The findings were presented at the 2010 annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons in New Orleans. Additional audio and video resources including excerpts from an interview with Dr.

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Orthopedic Surgery Illuminator

April 12, 2010 1:37 pm | Lumitex, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The Ortho-Light™ from Lumitex MD® is a new, patented illumination device that provides superior visualization for small-incision hip, shoulder or knee surgeries.  Ortho-Light™ is a cool fiber optic panel that brings bright, shadowless light where it’s needed – inside the surgical cavity.

Orthopedic Extension

April 12, 2010 1:36 pm | Product Releases | Comments

As an alternative to a dedicated orthopedic fracture table, STERIS Corporation offers the Orthopedic Extension. This table accessory serves as an ideal solution when current case load may not warrant a dedicated table, when budget restraints are a concern, when considering a supplemental or secondary fracture table or when the preference is to minimize the shuffle of tables.

Cast Comfort

April 12, 2010 1:36 pm | Shafer Enterprises, LLC | Product Releases | Comments

Cast Comfort by Shafer Enterprises is a unique new aerosol spray product that stops unbearable itching, soothes the skin and helps eliminate odor. According to the company, orthopedic surgeons use the product to relieve discomforts that have always troubled casted patients.

Soft-Grip™ Kerrison Rongeurs

April 12, 2010 1:34 pm | Spectrum Surgical Instruments Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Spectrum Surgical Instruments Corp. introduces the new Soft-Grip™ Kerrison Rongeur. Made in Germany using German stainless steel, the Soft-Grip™  Kerrison rongeurs feature: A unique silicone-coated handle that provides comfort and a softer feel for the surgeon.

Surgical Hand Restraint/Stabilizer System

April 12, 2010 1:34 pm | Lb Medical | Product Releases | Comments

LB Medical introduces the Surgical Hand Restraint/Stabilizer System™. The system provides surgeons with a complete, ergonomic operating platform to position and secure the hand, fingers and wrist for surgical procedures. The system also features: A modular design that facilitates the performance of newer minimally invasive and specialized techniques.

MIS Hip Extension Device

April 12, 2010 1:33 pm | MAQUET Medical Systems USA | Product Releases | Comments

The new MIS Hip Extension Device from MAQUET is designed for secure bilateral hip fixation and helps improve stability with minimized pelvis tilt. Lightweight and easily attached to most popular operating tables, the MIS Hip Extension Device features: The ability to minimize equipment costs by reducing the need for expensive specialty tables.

Anterior Cervical Plate System

April 12, 2010 1:32 pm | Depuy Spine, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

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.

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