Simulab introduces EDGE, the next generation in reality-based laparoscopic training. Using laparoscopic instruments integrated with five sensors, EDGE measures the time, path, and force for each exercise. Results are based on actual haptics, providing quantifiable results to its users. Edge features: Laparoscopic instruments integrated with five sensors tracking time, path, and force.
The Nathanson Hook Liver Retractors® are designed specifically to retract the liver during laparoscopic surgery. The retractors feature: The ability to hold the liver out of the way for the duration of the surgery when required. Availability in a set of 3 (small, medium and large), allowing the surgeon alternative options during the procedure.
Ranfac Corporation introduces a Puncture Closure Device that permits multiple closures in a single device. The Puncture Closure Device offers: One hand operation. The ability for the surgeon to rapidly close multiple trocar sites securely and safely in a single device. The ability to be used to tack up hernia mesh prior to final placement, to ligate abdominal wall bleeding and for percutaneous suturing.
Covidien presents the Duet TRS™ Reload with Tissue Reinforcement (for use with ENDO GIA™ Universal handles), an endoscopic stapler preloaded with tissue reinforcement material, which is a synthetic absorbable polymer that remains flat and secure during placement and manipulation on tissue.
The 5mm AnchorPort® disposable trocar from Surgiquest is available in a Bladeless, Optical Tip configuration which accommodates a 5mm laparoscope within the clear tip obturator channel to provide surgeons with visualization during abdominal access. The AnchorPort® disposable cannulas are also available for use with the same disposable obturator during a surgical procedure on the same patient when multiple cannula applications is desired.
Xodus Medical, Inc. provides a safe solution to ensure healthcare worker safety in the operating room—the Safety Scalpel system. According to the company, the system is designed to meet the OSHA Engineering and Work Practice Controls and helps to minimize the risk of scalpel injury during an operating room procedure from prep, to procedure, through blade disposal.
STERIS offers the Harmony LED Surgical Lighting System, featuring: 160,000 Lux of pure, white light. Less generation of heat than traditional incandescent lights. 84 precision-fitted LEDs providing shadow control and color rendering index of 97. A design to provide detailed diagnostic images with a high-definition suspension for high-definition images on a surgical grade flat panel monitor.
Welch Allyn Lighting Products offers the ProXenon™ Surgical Headlight Camera that provides a video signal to facilitate recording and displaying surgical procedures on video monitors within the surgical suite. The headlight camera is mounted on the company’s ProXenon headlight luminaire and pre-aligned to image precisely where the light is focused.
Low Profile (LP) Transverse Connectors to feature low volume polyaxial heads that snap onto the rod, allowing for ease of introduction while offering the surgeon tactile feedback when implanting LEESBURG, Va.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — Sep. 15, 2009-- K2M, Inc., the spinal device company developing =solutions for the treatment of complex spinal pathologies, announces the launch of the NATURAL BRIDGE® Low Profile (LP) Transverse Connectors to provide optimal torsional stabilization in the thoracolumbar spine.
In light of the economy and rising unemployment, people are looking to cut costs wherever they can. As the costs of many surgeries and procedures continue to rise in the US, many are looking for cheaper alternatives abroad. This big business is known as "medical tourism," and often promises healthcare options at a fraction of the cost as in the United States.
Company’s surgical sponge counting and detecting system recognized under the "Medical Devices" category PITTSBURGH-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — Sep. 15, 2009-- ClearCount Medical Solutions, an innovator of patient safety solutions for the operating room, announced today that its SmartSponge(R) System was named a runner-up under the medical devices category in the Wall Street Journal 2009 Technology Innovation Awards.
Covidien introduces the Kendall™ DL disposable ECG cable and lead wire system, allowing hospitals to use a new set of lead wires for every patient, helping to reduce the risk of cross contamination. Features of the system include: Single patient use from patient to monitor for reduced risk of cross contamination from reusable cables and leads.
KARL STORZ offers a range of products to simplify airway management—including unexpectedly difficult intubations. The new KARL STORZ C-MAC™ Video Laryngoscope is designed for portable use, with virtually no learning curve. Features include: The ability for still images and video sequences to be recorded quickly and simply using controls on the C-MAC™ blade, which can be then transferred to an SD memory card while requiring no additional data cables or software.
Recently, I’ve been exploring technology from fields outside of medicine that may soon have an influence in the OR. In the September issue of Surgical Products , for example, you will read about a surgeon, Steven F. Palter, MD, founder and medical director of Gold Coast IVF where he specializes in infertility and reproductive endocrinology, who has helped transform surgical viewing in the OR.
According to a recent study published in The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology , minimally invasive hysterectomy procedures can result in significant cost-savings compared to open hysterectomy procedures when performed on the right candidates. This cost-savings, the study reports, is thanks to the lessened degree of complications patients face post-operatively with a minimally invasive hysterectomy, allowing the patient to migrate from the inpatient to outpatient setting faster, and thus, saving money.