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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.