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High definition technology is increasingly finding its way into operating rooms around the world. This could be the next revolution in minimally invasive surgery. While already well established in the consumer market, high definition (HD) technology is increasingly showing up in medical settings and surgical suites.
Pressure ulcers or decubitus ulcers in patients can occur when the pressure on the skin and soft tissue, typically at a boney prominence, exceeds the capillary blood pressure and blood flow stops. After about two hours, tissue necrosis begins to set in. When this happens, a sore starts to develop. This can pose a serious danger to any surgical patients, but especially those undergoing longer procedures.
The Environ-mate DM6000 Series Suction-Drain Systems for fluid waste disposal provide fluid waste management for Surgery, Endoscopy and SPD/Utility Room applications. The compact, wall-mounted Environ-mate eliminates costs of both disposable supplies and waste disposal, offering substantial savings.
The "BRICK" medical grade light source provides bright, white light for optimal surgical site visualization in a small, portable, cost-efficient package. Using a 24 watt Solarc® high-intensity arc lamp, the lightweight BRICK is ideal for use with LightMat®, VersaLight®, or a headlight in surgical centers where space and cost are key factors.
The BFW ChromaLUME Turbo is a next generation, high-intensity surgical headlight system that delivers bright, ecologically clean light to the OR with an unprecedented lamp life and a two-year bulb warranty. The system's light source introduces the surgical world to LIFI technology, an innovative bulb producing up to 10,000 hours of sunlight equivalent light (identical to xenon) with a safer and more stable output than conventional surgical headlight systems.
The lightweight VistaView Portable LED Headlight System offers optimal illumination with a sharp, clean even spot that is bright enough for some surgery. With a 2.2-watt LED bulb that supplies 6000º Kelvin illumination and 100,000-hour lamp life, this intelligently designed portable headlight is powered by the BFW Lithium-ion power pack with three spot intensity settings.
Using best-in-class LED's, the Stryker Visum LED Surgical Light remains cool to the touch while still achieving a combination of brightness, pure white color and optimal shadow resolution. Integrating revolutionary technology into its unique multi-reflector design, the surgical light's deep, focused column of light and adjustable spot size make it ideal for any surgical procedure.
The TRUMPF TruLight 5000 is the latest addition to the company's pioneering line of LED surgical and procedure lights. In addition to the long service life and minimal maintenance common to LED lights, the innovative TruLight 5000 features advanced heat management and lighting control in a modern, compact, easy-to-position design.
The TITAN 400HP High Performance Illumination System provides superior white light for the bright illumination needed in the OR. The system's 1,000-hour extended-life lamp module features easy access for changing and cost effective operating cost. The fan technology with timer design provides advanced airflow that allows the light source to operate much cooler than conventional systems and aids in longevity of the lamp life.
The FireFly Infinity Ultra Surgical Headlight System delivers bright, shadow-free illumination with unrestricted mobility that enables users to work with precision. At over 7,500 foot candles (81,000 lux) of light, the Infinity's LED easily outperforms other conventional lights, but with no bulbs to replace.
The Hercules wire cutter requires 40-percent less effort to cut wire and pins up to three millimeters in diameter. The specially designed Tungsten Carbide blades and rubber-backed jaws are fully replaceable. Manufactured in Germany using the finest German stainless surgical steel, Spectrum's Hercules wire cutter is fully autoclavable and carries a lifetime warranty.
The GORE BIO-A Tissue Reinforcement, a synthetic matrix material that encourages tissue generation in soft tissue reinforcement applications, is now available in a new configuration for hiatal hernia repair. The new configuration is custom shaped with a thinner design to provide surgeons a superior solution for the unique challenges faced in hiatal hernia repair.
Ti-Mesh from PFM Medical provides excellent biocompatibility, minimal shrinking and optimal flexibility due to its innovative titanium layer. The outstanding effectiveness of titanized polypropylene in hernia surgery has been demonstrated in more than 175,000 operations worldwide. Ti-mesh is also available as a self forming plug "Tilene® Plug" for use with inguinal hernias.
GORE INFINIT Mesh is a 100 percent monofilament, large-pore knitted surgical mesh constructed entirely of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE). The combination of the chemical inertness of the PTFE polymer in a large-pore structure of GORE INFINIT Mesh offers surgeons and their patients advantages over polypropylene and polyester meshes.