The critical importance of managing patient temperature before, during and following surgery has been well known for quite some time. Undergoing surgery can cause a patient's core temperature to drop for a variety of reasons, leading to slower recovery times and increased risk of infection. As such, it is advantageous in most cases to keep patients warmed to their normal levels.
SuturTek’s family of 360°™ suturing devices enables surgeons to deliver perfect stitches every time in minimally invasive and conventional open surgery using standard curved needles and standard sutures. The innovative 360° devices replicate standard closure technique, allowing surgeons to easily, quickly and safely place all standard types of running or interrupted stitches.
The KINSA® RC 5.5 Suture Anchor is designed to provide secure repair of shoulder injuries stemming from tears to the rotator cuff. A surgeon taps the anchor into the bone surface, and then seats it with a final twist. The surgeon controls the amount of tension applied to the repair by manually tightening the KINSA suture.
The EXPRESSEW™ II Flexible Suture Passer is a minimally invasive device that saves time and increases operating room efficiency during arthroscopic rotator cuff surgery. This suture passer provides simplified needle and suture loading and an automated, one-step procedure for passing the needle and suture through the rotator cuff tendon.
The LUPINE™ BR and BIOKNOTLESS™ BR first suture anchors are made from DePuy Mitek’s proprietary Biocryl Rapide biocomposite material. Biocryl Rapide has been proven in pre-clinical use to resorb and be replaced with bone by 24 months. These suture anchors offer both traditional and knotless suture anchor options for surgical attachment of soft tissue to bone during arthroscopic shoulder instability repair while maintaining proven design characteristics found in previous implants made of Polylactic Acid (PLA).
The Lateral Hip Positioning System enables clinicians to easily test the range of motion of a patient’s hip during arthroscopic repair of the pelvic joint. It is designed to position the patient on his or her side. In this position, the force of gravity pulls the surrounding tissue away from the hip joint and enables the surgeon to more easily access the deep recesses of the pelvis.
The Diagnostic Vac-Lok™ cushion provides a quick and easy method for creating a custom patient positioning cradle. This comfortable custom cushion makes it easy for patients to relax during lengthy imaging procedures. It also reduces patient movement resulting in clearer images and maximizing the benefits of advanced imaging technology.
The Allen® Spinal System attaches to existing OR tables for a fraction of the cost of a standard spinal table. The system’s carbon fiber frame provides unhindered C-Arm access, while the Wing Sets and C-Prone Head Positioner manage skin pressure and adjust for a customized fit for each patient. Power from the table allows intraoperative adjustment of the patient from a position of kyphosis to lordosis.
Skytron's Powered Shoulder Arthroscopy Positioner makes for safe and speedy shoulder arthroscopy set-ups, particularly when combined with the Auto Beach Chair Function of the company's 6701 Hercules or 3600 UltraSlide Surgical Tables. Both tables also feature removable back and leg sections, making shoulder arthroscopy set-ups even easier.
? SKS Science Products now offers an extensive line of Adenna disposable exam gloves. The gloves are made of latex or synthetic vinyl and nitrile styles and are all cost-effective.
? Black & Black Surgical has introduced several new major surgical instrument lines. Relying on integrated relationships with precision German manufacturing organizations, Black & Black Surgical features the finely fused tungsten carbide jaw inserts of the Onyx™-line of scissors, needle holders and forceps, along with the comfortable yet versatile In-Line Ergo Style handled endoscopic forehead and facelift instruments.
? The new Ohio Medical 7700 series brass medical gas flowmeter product line features optional configurations for the new, safer “Second Look” nut and nipple connector. The “Second Look” nut and nipple is made of clear plastic as opposed to green for Medical O2, and yellow for Medical Air. The “Second Look” clear plastic nut and nipple connector helps remind the clinician to take a second look ensuring they are attaching the nut and nipple connector to the appropriate medical gas flowmeter.
? These new IV Medication Added Labels provide ample area for vital dispensing and administration information. Available in a variety of styles and sizes, the labels can be used with virtually any medication container (bag, bottle, overwrap, etc.) and can adhere to almost all surfaces. The bright yellow and orange label colors call attention to themselves, so vital information can be easily recognized.
Spectrum is pleased to announce their Battery Pack Repair service. Spectrum refurbishes all makes and models of rechargeable battery packs, offering substantial savings over purchasing new batteries. The company provides free evaluations and includes a complete four month warranty on all battery pack repairs.
? To support AORN ‘s guidelines encouraging hospitals and surgical centers to create environmentally responsible policies and procedures, MEGADYNE introduces the education program “It’s So Easy Being Green.” This title is the fourth in MEGADYNE’s continuing education curriculum. The educational program presents an impartial discussion of medical equipment and vendors that conform to green practices by minimizing packaging to decrease waste.