There is no denying that the surgical field is in the midst of a technological revolution. New and better surgical systems and medical devices are being developed, tested and brought to market at a staggering rate and simply keeping abreast of the latest innovations can be a trying experience. This is by no means a bad thing, of course.
The 585 Lithotomy Underbody Blanket offers a new approach to warming patients undergoing procedures involving the pelvic cavity, including C-sections, colorectal surgery, TURPs and others requiring peritoneal, abdominal or low limb access. The 585 Lithotomy Underbody Blanket is positioned on the procedure table before the patient arrives.
The V-Core Full Core Breast Biopsy Instrument offers a less traumatic method of obtaining large, intact, diagnostic quality specimens in a simple, easy-to-use device. This innovative device utilizes a patented, end-coil harvesting mechanism that encapsulates the specimen, then cores and captures it in the cannula.
Ranfac has announced the release of a Bracketing System designed to prevent accidental shearing during biopsies. In trying to reduce the high incidence of positive margins and the need for reexcision or mastectomy after single hooked wire excisions, a system of placing multiple hooked wires around the perimeter of a lesion before excision has become common.
The patent pending Lumpectomy Orientation System provides a quick, easy and certain orientation of excisional breast biopsies. Labeling is done by the surgeon as soon as the specimen is out, improving compliance by getting accurate orientation. Tissue samples are oriented without the use of sutures, specifically using pins that can be inserted through the tissue sample.
The Rotocut G1 Morcellator is a state-of-the-art standard-grip morcellator that is set on the abdominal wall and offers direct power transmission and significant handling advantages for surgeons. The fully autoclavable morcellator comes in both 12-mm and 15-mm sizes and allows changes between cutting blades to be made intraoperatively.
Seprafilm® Adhesion Barrier is a bioresorbable membrane comprised of chemically-modified HA-CMC. It is intended for use following open pelvic or abdominal surgery, serving as a site-specific, temporary adhesion barrier that physically separates tissues and organs during healing. Approximately 24 to 48 hours after placement, the membrane becomes a gel that is slowly resorbed within 7 days, the critical tissue healing period.
The EC1730bl is a dual-chambered warming cabinet with independent touch keypad controls. The upper fluid compartment holds up to 30 liters and can be set to warm either irrigation or injection fluids. Temperature range for injection fluids is 95 F to 110 F, while the range for irrigation fluid is 95 F to 150 F.
The Gelli-Roll whole body warming therapy system combines patient temperature management and tissue pressure reduction in one simple-to-use reusable product. A CSZ Plasti-Pad warming blanket is encapsulated within Akton® gel. This combination product when used with a Norm-O-Temp®, Blanketrol®, or Hemotherm® before, during or after surgery effectively provides patient warming and pressure reduction.
The Encore HydraSoft® latex surgical glove is powder-free and features a hand friendly coating that moisturizes the skin. It also features other infection control innovations including the company’s patent-pending SureFit technology, which provides surgeons, nurses and other healthcare professionals with superior barrier protection during operating room procedures.
BioExam is a powder-free, non-latex, sterile examination glove. Thee ambidextrous nitrile glove combines fit with excellent puncture resistance, making it ideal for use throughout a healthcare facility as a cost-effective alternative to sterile surgical gloves for non-invasive procedures.
Change-A-Tip Cauteries from Shippert Medical are available with High Temperature (2200 degrees F) and Low Temperature (1000 degrees F) battery-operated handles. The sterile, replaceable cautery tips are also available in multiple styles including fine tip, loop tip, two- to six inch elongated tips, flex tips, circular tips and vasectomy tips.
SonoSurg® is a complete ultrasonic surgical system that provides surgeons with power and performance by transmitting ultrasonic vibrations into energy that prevents bleeding by coagulating blood as it cuts tissue. Additionally, since the probes are reusable, expenses are minimized, thereby making this a cost-effective solution for ultrasonic cutting and coagulation.
This line of reduced stick bipolar forcep electrodes features highly polished tips engineered to help reduce tissue adherence and provide superior coagulation and desiccation for a variety of surgical applications. The bipolar forcep electrodes also reduce the risk of injury to the patient as they limit stray current, common with monopolar electrosurgery.
Encision’s Active Electrode Monitoring (AEM) system continuously monitors laparoscopic instruments during surgery, eliminating the risk of stray energy burns to patients. Encision offers a full line of enTouch Surgical Instruments that are equivalent in function and size to other conventional instruments.