Smith & Nephew Endoscopy introduces the BICEPTOR Tenodesis System to treat injuries to the biceps tendon in the shoulder. According to the company, the system is the first that enables surgeons to re-attach the biceps tendon to the humerus, or upper arm bone, using an all-arthroscopic technique.
EPS, Inc. recently released a 10 ml bottle to add to its line of Steri-Dropper® sterile ophthalmic dispensing containers. Features include: Manufacturing from a special zinc stearate-free resin, minimizing the risk of particulate forming in solution with certain ophthalmic preparations.
The trend toward minimally invasive surgical technique moves forward with the success of a transvaginal NOTES® partial gastrectomy, and the instrumentation that made it possible. Advancements in minimally invasive surgery have made the far-reaching benefits of these techniques quite clear.
Toshiba Teli America, Inc. offers the T24MSA001-MD medical-grade 24" LCD color widescreen monitor. The monitor features: Full HD (1080p) resolution for natural reproduction of video images and a high level of differentiation. 800:1 contrast. 500cd/m2 brightness. Picture-in-picture functionality.
Sony offers its Model UP-DR80MD medical-grade digital printer, a full-page, dye-sublimation printer for fast and cost-effective performance for a range of advanced surgical and ultrasound applications. Features of the new printer include: Compatibility with most popular image capture, endoscopic camera and digital ultrasound systems.
DePuy Mitek, Inc. offers all of its QUICKANCHOR® Plus suture anchors for small joint repair available pre-loaded with ORTHOCORD®. According to the company, ORTHOCORD is the only high-strength, partially-absorbable orthopedic suture designed to provide a supple solution for soft tissue fixation while maintaining strength and knot security.
Olympus America Inc. introduces its Laparo-Endoscopic Single-Site Surgery (LESS) platform to perform procedures such as gallbladder removal, hernia repair, appendectomy, and urological or gynecological surgery through just one incision in the belly button. The platform combines Olympus and Gyrus ACMI endoscopic and laparoscopic technology with the new TriPort access system.
Cool-View, LLC introduces the Novalite Micro XL surgical headlight. The headlight exhibits: Brilliant lighting performance. Zero heat output. An ultra-lightweight headset design (3.5 oz). An adjustable focus beam. A class-leading rechargeable battery for untethered flexibility in the OR.
I'm no surgeon, but I know a surgical breakthrough when I see one. Coming into Surgical Products, I was aware that minimally invasive surgery was a trend on the rise. Now that I'm a few months deep into the industry, I see it's more than a trend. Minimally invasive surgery is becoming the standard of care in the OR.
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The post-operative period is a crucial time for preventing infection in patients, particularly surgical site infection. Although still thought to be widely unreported, SSIs are the third most frequently reported nosocomial infection with 27 million annual surgical procedures resulting in an SSI rate of approximately 2 percent, according to data provided by I-Flow Corporation.
Sometimes, we need to take a step back and make sure we are doing our jobs correctly. For me, an error is usually just a matter of a word. For you, it can be your patient’s life. This past week, I spent time thinking about mistakes in the workplace and how to prevent them.
Henry Schein’s waterless hand sanitizers effectively eliminate germs while leaving hands soft and clean. The sanitizers feature: Disinfecting ingredients and soothing emollients that soften hands. The citrus gel containing alcohol and available in 16-oz.
Kimberly-Clark* FluidShield* PFR95* N95 Respirator Singles are convenient, individually wrapped respirators that are easy to carry and ideal for use in the ER, EMS or anywhere the respiratory threat is unknown. FluidShield* PFR95* N95 Respirator Singles are NIOSH-approved and feature: Duck bill* Face Mask: Unique shape provides large breathing chamber Fold-flat packaging is easy to carry Fluid-resistant at 160 mmHg – ASTM 1862 Sizes designed to provide effective and comfortable fit For more information, visit www.