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MLX Platform Light Source

September 17, 2009 9:49 am | Integra Surgical | Product Releases | Comments

Integra Surgical introduces the MLX platform, a Xenon light source featuring: A Membrane Activation Switch for a fine degree of control in adjusting light for each procedure. The ability to adjust the light output in graduated 5 percent increments, from 20 to 100 percent.

Shoulder Access System

September 17, 2009 6:56 am | Allen Medical Systems | Product Releases | Comments

The Allen Shoulder Access System is a small, lightweight arm positioner for any shoulder procedure in the Beach Chair position. It attaches over the drape and provides positioning of the arm intra-operatively. According to the company, the system delivers: Indexing at the elbow for complete positioning control of the shoulder joint.

Surgical Fixation Fracture Of The Calcaneus

September 17, 2009 6:03 am | Videos | Comments

View an educational video of a surgical fixation fracture of the calcaneus. This is the hardest fracture to operate on as it is like trying to piece together a smashed egg shell and the skin is tenuous. It is the furthest point from the heart and ALL downhill.


Mini Total Hip Replacement

September 17, 2009 6:02 am | Videos | Comments

Dr. Todd Swanson, a Las Vegas orthopedic surgeon, performs a hip replacement using a mini incision technique.

3D Imaging In The OR

September 17, 2009 6:00 am | Videos | Comments

Neurosurgeons at Brigham & Women's Hospital discuss how Sun Microsystems UltraSPARC servers and workstations were used to merge data from medical imaging devices to create a real-time 3D image of the brain to allow for very precise surgeries to remove tumors while leaving healthy tissue untouched resulting in groundbreaking surgical techniques based on computer technology in the operating room.

FDA Approves New Swine Flu Vaccine

September 16, 2009 6:17 am | News | Comments

Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration approved the new swine flu vaccine Tuesday, a long-anticipated step as the government works to start mass vaccinations next month. Limited supplies should start trickling out the first week of October — about a week earlier than expected, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told Congress.


Michigan Hospital Chooses Company’s PathPACS® For Anatomic And Clinical Pathology

September 16, 2009 6:15 am | News | Comments

FALLS CHURCH, Va., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Apollo PACS, Inc., (Apollo) a maker of digital pathology solutions, has been selected by Henry Ford Health System (HFHS) in Detroit, MI, as the vendor to implement its digital pathology informatics vision. After conducting extensive research to identify a pathology PACS (Picture Archive and Communication System) solution to meet their operational needs, Henry Ford Health System selected Apollo's PathPACS® as the product upon which they will implement the institution's anatomic and clinical pathology, and outreach vision.

Orthopedic Specialists Offer Rapid Recovery Endoscopic Cubital Tunnel, Carpal Tunnel Release Procedures

September 16, 2009 6:14 am | News | Comments

Surgeons expand less invasive treatment options, reduce recovery time for common hand, wrist and elbow conditions The prominent orthopedic surgeons redefining "standard of care" in North Houston, Drs. Alan Rosen and Korsh Jafarnia, are now offering less invasive endoscopic cubital tunnel release to patients.


Keep Track Of Your Patients

September 16, 2009 6:12 am | News | Comments

Emergency medical information franchise launches GPS tracking device offering live instant tracking for patients ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Sep. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- eMed-ID, a emergency medical information device franchise, announces the launch of eMed-Trac, a live instant tracking device designed for people with Alzheimer's, dementia and other cognitive impairments, or children who need to be closely supervised by parents for medical or other reasons.

As Physician Shortage Mounts, Hospitals Turn To Temporary Doctors

September 16, 2009 6:12 am | Articles | Comments

Nationwide survey finds healthcare facilities are utilizing temporary doctors, known as locum tenens, to fill openings in primary care, anesthesiology, surgery and more. According to a new survey from Staff Care, a nationwide physician staffing firm and an AMN Healthcare company, primary care doctors are the most in-demand medical providers being sought to temporarily fill openings at healthcare facilities in the U.

PassPort Trocars

September 15, 2009 1:20 pm | Patton Surgical | Product Releases | Comments

Patton Surgical has developed the PassPort®--a double-shielded trocar designed to enhance patient safety by eliminating the risk of injury during laparoscopic surgery. In laparoscopic procedures performed with conventional trocar designs, the most serious complications—and the most likely to result in death—are patient hemorrhages due to vessel injury and/or infection secondary to bowel injury.

Asset Manager

September 15, 2009 12:48 pm | Skytron | Product Releases | Comments

Skytron Asset Manager, powered by Awarepoint, is an RFID/RTLS real-time asset tracking technology designed to maximize equipment utilization, reduce rental expenses, improve quality of patient care and safety and more, with minimal installation and training. Features of the technology include: Patented plug-and-track sensors.

Hybrid LED Technology

September 15, 2009 12:35 pm | Skytron | Product Releases | Comments

Skytron’s new Aurora II is a LED surgical lighting system equipped with high-performance, HYBRID LED optics with direct surgeon control of intensity and focus. Features of the system include: Dynamically focusability. High intensity LEDs for adjustable, deep cavity illumination.


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