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Automated Reprocessor for Ultrasound Probes

November 11, 2005 5:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

The TD-100 is the only automated disinfector for transesophageal (TEE) probes and functions similarly to the widely used endoscopic reprocessors found in most CS and endoscopy departments. The TD-100 automatically completes the disinfection and rinse cycles in less than 18 minutes. The only operator action required takes less than one minute at the beginning of the cycle, freeing up staff and allowing more procedures to be performed with the same number of probes.

Electrosurgical Needles

November 11, 2005 5:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

Extra sharp, precision MEGAfine™ needles help make electrosurgery cleaner and faster. One of the sharpest needle points available, MEGAfine needles feature the patented, green E-Z Clean® non-stick coating and cost about 60 percent less than other micro tips. Designed to cut and coagulate at lower power settings, MEGAfine needles produce less thermal damage, reduced eschar build up and less smoke for a clearer field of view.

Shape Memory Implants

October 17, 2005 1:08 pm | Intelifuse, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

InteliFUSE has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance to distribute shape memory implants for surgeries involving the foot, ankle, hand and wrist. The company is also seeking FDA clearance for surgeries involving the large bones, spine and cranio-maxillofacial areas. One patented device, StimuLINK™, (made of Nitinol, a nickel-titanium alloy) stimulates osteogenesis, the ability of the body to grow new bone.


Finding the Finest Specimen

October 12, 2005 2:37 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The VACORA is a 100-percent self-contained vacuum assisted biopsy system. In the 1997 Woody Allen film Deconstructing Harry the main character make the observation that, "The most important words in the English language are not 'I love you' but 'It's benign.

Pediatric Hook Retractors

October 12, 2005 2:34 pm | Automated Medical Products Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

These patent pending pediatric liver retractor hooks are specifically designed for use in minimally invasive surgery. The new design takes into consideration the anatomy of the pediatric patient. It provides for ease of insertion through the abdominal wall to retract the liver in pediatric surgery.

Flexible Retractor Syytem

October 12, 2005 2:34 pm | Spectrum Surgical Instruments Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Made in Germany using the finest surgical stainless steel, the Abdominal Flexible Retractor System is priced 40% lower than competitive units. This fully autoclavable system is conveniently housed in two closed container sterilization trays, that have an etched schematic that allows for easy assembly and use.

Autoclavable Arthroscope System

October 12, 2005 2:34 pm | Olympus America, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The TrueView Direct autoclavable arthroscope system features single-hand control, allowing for seamless arthroscopy as the second hand can remain on the shaving or ablating device. Technical highlights include an integrated illumination system, 360 degree image rotation, and a direct coupling mechanism for rapid telescope exchange.

Femoral Positioning Instrument

October 12, 2005 2:34 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The Femur Finder® System is a unique positioning instrument that assures accurate guide wire placement during femoral IM fixation, while minimizing soft tissue trauma. It eliminates the need to “eyeball” the correct femoral entry point. The instrument facilitates aiming, drilling and directing of guide wire accurately into the medullary canal during femoral nailing.


ACL Graft Anchor System

October 12, 2005 2:34 pm | Smith & Nephew, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The GTS System is used to secure the tibial end of a soft tissue ACL graft. Key to this system is the GTS Sleeve device, a woven mesh sleeve segmented into three tubular sections, called lumens. Two of these lumens hold graft tissue, and the third lumen accepts the GTS tapered fixation screw molded from bioabsorbable PLLA (poly-l-lactic acid).

Surgical Magnifiers

October 12, 2005 2:34 pm | Vision USA | Product Releases | Comments

Vision USA offers an extensive line of magnification products for the surgical and medical markets. The inexpensive Task-Vision Loupe can be worn like spectacles and is easy to adjust. It features coated optics with 2.5X magnification and is focusable working distance between 15-17 inches. The Megaview Loupe and THR Megaview Pro Lighted Loupe allow peripheral vision and have interchangeable lenses that flip up when no magnification is needed.

Surgical Control & Display System

October 12, 2005 2:27 pm | Applied Surgical, Llc. | Product Releases | Comments

The Gemini Surgical Control & Display System provides a safe and efficient way to control surgical devices during operative procedures. The Gemini System includes the EDC740 Main Control Unit, the FirstAlert master foot control safety system with an integrated comfort mat, a remote control unit, the SurgiClear Automatic Active Smoke Evacuator, Gemini Medical Grade Computer and Software, a surgical system cart, and infrared wireless operation.

Patient Warming Systems

October 12, 2005 2:27 pm | Cincinnati Sub-Zero | Product Releases | Comments

CSZ’s WarmAir unit and FilteredFlo blankets combine to provide safe and effective warming therapy to patients. The WarmAir warming system provides double air filtration, protecting patients from airborne contaminants, while FilteredFlo blankets are available in upper body, lower body, torso, sterile cardiac, and full-body adult, pediatric and neonate sizes.

Integrated OR Control System

October 12, 2005 2:27 pm | Skytron | Product Releases | Comments

Skytron’s Ergon Mini-Carrier with Flatscreen Monitor Arm and Surgical Lights provide the perfect balance between small and efficient design and cutting edge function. The system provides up to a 16-foot reach and global positioning options around the entire periphery of the patient and sterile field, for clinical support of every MIS or open procedure.

Child-Friendly Face Masks

October 12, 2005 2:27 pm | Precept Medical Products, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

KittyKare latex-free face masks are designed to be child-friendly, with an outer print of blue and pink kittens. KittyKare masks incorporate several styles, including standard surgical masks with ties, procedure masks with earloops, and a line of FluidGard™ masks that passes the ASTM F 1862 blood splash test at the highest level of 160 mmHg.

Latex-Free Surgical Setup Packs

October 12, 2005 2:27 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Presource® standard latex-free surgical setup packs can help hospitals attain the highest levels of efficiency. These surgical setup and basin packs provide many benefits compared to pulling individually packaged sterile supplies, including increased efficiency in room turnover and decreased packaging waste.


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