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Sterile Droppers

June 23, 2009 11:34 am | Medi-Dose, Inc./EPS, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

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.

All-Arthroscopic Procedure System

June 23, 2009 11:34 am | Smith & Nephew, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

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.

Autoclavable, Anti-Fatigue Mat

June 23, 2009 11:34 am | Medicus Health | Product Releases | Comments

Medicus Health 's Autoclavable Surgical Step Stool Anti-Fatigue Mats help reduce the leg and feet pain associated with standing on surgical step stools for extended lengths of time. Features include: The ability to be completely autoclaved up to 250 degrees F and reused.  Mat measurements of 15.

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Adjustable Wheelchair Scale

June 23, 2009 11:34 am | Scale-Tronix, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The Model 6772 Adjustable Wheelchair Scale from Scale-Tronix is designed for hard-to-weigh applications such as oversized wheelchairs and chairs equipped with anti-tip devices. Features include: A low-profile platform that adjusts to accommodate standard to extra large width wheelchairs (18" to 43").

Breaking Barriers

June 23, 2009 11:34 am | by Amanda McGowan | Power Medical Interventions Inc | Articles | Comments

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.

Natural Color Reproduction, Improved Differentiation

June 23, 2009 11:34 am | Toshiba Teli America , Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

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.

Medical-Grade Digital Printer

June 23, 2009 11:34 am | Sony Electronics | Product Releases | Comments

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.

Small, Strong, Secure Soft Tissue Fixation

June 23, 2009 11:34 am | Depuy Mitek, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

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.

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LESS Access System

June 23, 2009 11:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

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.

Brilliant Lighting

June 23, 2009 11:34 am | Cool-View | Product Releases | Comments

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.

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Driving Technology

June 23, 2009 8:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

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.

Seeing the Future in the ER

June 22, 2009 6:52 am | Articles | Comments

Amanda McGowan Editor Hello, and welcome to the new and improved Surgical Products website. Yes, my esteemed return visitors, I assure you that you are in the right place, but given the spirit of the season—New Year and new beginnings and whatnot—we thought it would be nice to give ourselves a good freshening-up.

Device Busts Post-Op Pain, SSI

June 11, 2009 4:36 am | I-Flow Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

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.

Improve Patient Safety ... Check

June 10, 2009 8:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

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.

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