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Suture Passer for Shoulder Arthroscopy

July 14, 2008 8:16 am | Depuy Mitek, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The EXPRESSEW™ II Flexible Suture Passer is a minimally invasive device that saves time and increases operating room efficiency during arthroscopic rotator cuff surgery. This suture passer provides simplified needle and suture loading and an automated, one-step procedure for passing the needle and suture through the rotator cuff tendon.

Resorbable Suture Anchors

July 14, 2008 8:16 am | Depuy Mitek, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The LUPINE™ BR and BIOKNOTLESS™ BR first suture anchors are made from DePuy Mitek’s proprietary Biocryl Rapide biocomposite material. Biocryl Rapide has been proven in pre-clinical use to resorb and be replaced with bone by 24 months. These suture anchors offer both traditional and knotless suture anchor options for surgical attachment of soft tissue to bone during arthroscopic shoulder instability repair while maintaining proven design characteristics found in previous implants made of Polylactic Acid (PLA).

Lateral Hip Positioning System

July 14, 2008 8:16 am | Smith & Nephew, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The Lateral Hip Positioning System enables clinicians to easily test the range of motion of a patient’s hip during arthroscopic repair of the pelvic joint. It is designed to position the patient on his or her side. In this position, the force of gravity pulls the surrounding tissue away from the hip joint and enables the surgeon to more easily access the deep recesses of the pelvis.

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Patient Positioning Cradle

July 14, 2008 8:16 am | Civco Medical Solutions | Product Releases | Comments

The Diagnostic Vac-Lok™ cushion provides a quick and easy method for creating a custom patient positioning cradle. This comfortable custom cushion makes it easy for patients to relax during lengthy imaging procedures. It also reduces patient movement resulting in clearer images and maximizing the benefits of advanced imaging technology.

Positioning System for Spinal Surgery

July 14, 2008 8:16 am | Allen Medical Systems | Product Releases | Comments

The Allen® Spinal System attaches to existing OR tables for a fraction of the cost of a standard spinal table. The system’s carbon fiber frame provides unhindered C-Arm access, while the Wing Sets and C-Prone Head Positioner manage skin pressure and adjust for a customized fit for each patient. Power from the table allows intraoperative adjustment of the patient from a position of kyphosis to lordosis.

Positioning System for Shoulder Arthroscopy

July 14, 2008 8:16 am | Skytron | Product Releases | Comments

Skytron's Powered Shoulder Arthroscopy Positioner makes for safe and speedy shoulder arthroscopy set-ups, particularly when combined with the Auto Beach Chair Function of the company's 6701 Hercules or 3600 UltraSlide Surgical Tables. Both tables also feature removable back and leg sections, making shoulder arthroscopy set-ups even easier.

Disposable Exam Gloves

July 14, 2008 8:16 am | SKS Industries | Product Releases | Comments

? SKS Science Products now offers an extensive line of Adenna disposable exam gloves. The gloves are made of latex or synthetic vinyl and nitrile styles and are all cost-effective.

Surgical Instrument Lines

July 14, 2008 8:16 am | Black & Black Surgical | Product Releases | Comments

? Black & Black Surgical has introduced several new major surgical instrument lines. Relying on integrated relationships with precision German manufacturing organizations, Black & Black Surgical features the finely fused tungsten carbide jaw inserts of the Onyx™-line of scissors, needle holders and forceps, along with the comfortable yet versatile In-Line Ergo Style handled endoscopic forehead and facelift instruments.

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Medical Gas Flowmeters

July 14, 2008 8:16 am | Ohio Medical Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

? The new Ohio Medical 7700 series brass medical gas flowmeter product line features optional configurations for the new, safer “Second Look” nut and nipple connector. The “Second Look” nut and nipple is made of clear plastic as opposed to green for Medical O2, and yellow for Medical Air. The “Second Look” clear plastic nut and nipple connector helps remind the clinician to take a second look ensuring they are attaching the nut and nipple connector to the appropriate medical gas flowmeter.

Medication Labels

July 14, 2008 8:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

? These new IV Medication Added Labels provide ample area for vital dispensing and administration information. Available in a variety of styles and sizes, the labels can be used with virtually any medication container (bag, bottle, overwrap, etc.) and can adhere to almost all surfaces. The bright yellow and orange label colors call attention to themselves, so vital information can be easily recognized.

Battery Pack Repair

July 14, 2008 8:16 am | Spectrum Surgical Instruments Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Spectrum is pleased to announce their Battery Pack Repair service. Spectrum refurbishes all makes and models of rechargeable battery packs, offering substantial savings over purchasing new batteries. The company provides free evaluations and includes a complete four month warranty on all battery pack repairs.

Continuing Education Program

July 14, 2008 8:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

? To support AORN ‘s guidelines encouraging hospitals and surgical centers to create environmentally responsible policies and procedures, MEGADYNE introduces the education program “It’s So Easy Being Green.” This title is the fourth in MEGADYNE’s continuing education curriculum. The educational program presents an impartial discussion of medical equipment and vendors that conform to green practices by minimizing packaging to decrease waste.

Anti-Fatigue Surgery Mat

July 14, 2008 8:16 am | Medicus Health | Product Releases | Comments

? This Latex-Free Autoclavable Anti-Fatigue Surgery Mat provides superior cushioned comfort for nurses and doctors that are on their feet all day. The mat’s domed, cushioned surface helps reduce fatigue and promotes circulation. The mats are easy to clean/sterilize and are autoclavable up to 250 F.

Safety Glasses for Women

July 14, 2008 8:16 am | Medicus Health | Product Releases | Comments

? The new Splash Protection Safety Glasses for women have stylish frames that are ten-percent smaller through the temple to fit more securely and comfortably. Full wrap around lens provides superior splash protection. These are designed to fit better and feel better to promote use. The lenses are made of impact resistant lightweight polycarbonate.

Bariatric Surgical Drapes

July 14, 2008 8:16 am | Kimberly-Clark Health Care | Product Releases | Comments

? The Kimberly-Clark Bariatric Drape provides safety and convenience in both open and laparoscopic bariatric producedures. The drape’s fabric is resistant to tearing, strikethrough and abrasion and has a maximum flame resistance rating, allowing it to be used around lasers and other electric instruments.

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