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May 12, 2006 12:09 pm | Product Releases | Comments

By now it should be news to no one that there is an obesity epidemic in the United States. For decades we have been warned to eat right and stay in shape by hundreds medical studies, alarmist investigative media reports, and a seemingly endless parade of diet and fitness programs. Evidently, few were listening.

LISTED UNDER: Bariatric Instruments

Donor Lamella Inserting Forceps

May 12, 2006 11:59 am | Katena Products, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The new Rosenwasser forceps (K5-8010) was designed for inserting the donor tissue during lamellar surgery. It features very thin vaulted shanks and a unique pre-calibrated heel stop. This design prevents the tips from completely closing, providing enough space to securely hold the folded endothelial tissue without crushing it.

LISTED UNDER: Ophthalmic Products

Economy Utility Shears

May 12, 2006 11:56 am | Spectrum Surgical Instruments Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

These utility shears are available in an assortment of twelve different colored handles, making them easily identifiable by department or user. The shears are available in 5.5-inch and 7.5-inch lengths and are able to cut heavy bandages, surgical drapes, and clothing. They feature large ring handles for a comfortable grip, are fully autoclavable, and are economically priced.

LISTED UNDER: Scissors
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Tissue Collection Device

April 12, 2006 10:47 am | Civco Medical Solutions | Product Releases | Comments

The Barzell CollectEVAC is designed to perform dual irrigating and tissue straining/ collecting functions during transurethral bladder and prostate surgery. The Barzell CollectEVAC is a completely secure system, locking in tissue samples and eliminating the risk of water loss or contamination. The unique collection unit traps tissue samples and allows for clean and simple tissue transfer to a pathology specimen jar.

LISTED UNDER: Urology Products

Lacrimal Cannula

April 12, 2006 10:40 am | Katena Products, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The Burnstine Lacrimal Cannula was developed for lacrimal irrigation. The 23 gauge cannula features an end opening port for direct irrigation and a tapered tip for ease of entry into an undilated punctum. The 13-mm length makes it ideal to probe as well as irrigate the proximal lacrimal system, eliminating the need for placement of Bowman probes to measure canalicular obstruction.

LISTED UNDER: Ophthalmic Products

Flap Stretching Forceps

April 12, 2006 10:40 am | Katena Products, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The surgeon designed Kurstin Flap Stretching Forceps (K5-5056) helps eliminate post-operative striae in the LASIK flap. It features disc-shaped tips with delicate serrations to atraumatically grasp and stretch the flap. The instrument’s designed uses two forceps simultaneously to stretch the flap in opposing directions to straighten any micro striae.

LISTED UNDER: Ophthalmic Products

Instrument Spray Lubricant

April 12, 2006 10:40 am | Spectrum Surgical Instruments Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Spectra-Lube™, a 32 oz. spray lubricant, is designed to protect and lubricate surgical instruments. This lubricant eliminates the need for costly and messy instrument baths, by allowing the user to put lubrication where it’s needed. Spectra-Lube has a neutral pH and is bacteriostatic. Safe and easy, it can be purchased individually or in a case of 12 bottles.

LISTED UNDER: Instrument Guards

Ophthalmic Chopper

April 12, 2006 10:40 am | Katena Products, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The Lesieur HydroChopper is designed to efficiently chop and manipulate the nucleus without endangering the posterior capsule. It features a smooth, flat tip that extends from the anterior surface of the irrigator. This unique design reduces the overall tip length and allows the surgeon to see the chopper at all times for improved safety.

LISTED UNDER: Ophthalmic Products
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Irrigating Chopper for Cataract Surgery

April 12, 2006 10:40 am | Katena Products, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The Alio-Prats Irrigating “Stinger” features a bullet-shaped head for ease of insertion and a blunt “stinger-shaped” chopping tip. The Irrigating “Stinger” is useful as a chopper and dissector of soft and hard cataracts. Additionally, the unique “stinger” design enables the surgeon to remove fragments from underneath the iris, which are located peripherally inside the capsular bag or at the sulcus.

LISTED UNDER: Ophthalmic Products

Circumcision Clamps

February 9, 2006 4:29 am | Spectrum Surgical Instruments Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Made in the U.S.A., these chrome-plated Gomco Circumcision Clamps are reusable and can withstand repeated steam sterilization cycles. The most popular sizes are the Extra Small (1.1cm), Newborn (1.3cm) and Child (1.45cm). Gomco circumcision clamps are made up of four individual parts that include the base, arm, nut and stud (bell).

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Ophthalmic Dissector

February 9, 2006 4:29 am | Katena Products, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The Blumenthal Conjunctiva Dissector (K3-1124) for dissection of the trabeculectomy bleb pocket features a very smooth round, 2-mm wide, disc-shaped tip. This specialized tip design permits the surgeon to gently and atraumatically undermine and dissect the bleb pocket in a way that minimizes fibrosis tendencies of the tissue, thus lessening the likelihood of bleb failure.

LISTED UNDER: Ophthalmic Products

Instruments Tip Protectors

February 9, 2006 4:29 am | Spectrum Surgical Instruments Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Spectrum’s line of tip protectors is available in a variety of sizes and colors. The tip protectors are completely latex free and can be used for general instruments, osteotomes, and laparoscopic instruments.

LISTED UNDER: Instrument Guards

Ophthalmic Instrument

February 9, 2006 4:29 am | Katena Products, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The Rosenwasser DLEK Shovel (K3-4260) is designed to accommodate the safe and easy insertion of the donor lamella during DLEK. The 4-mm by 8-mm shovel has a retaining rim on two sides to prevent the folded donor lamella from sliding off during insertion. This instrument facilitates an easy insertion process without the fear of crushing the tissue as can be the case with a forceps.

LISTED UNDER: Ophthalmic Products

Surgical Blades

February 9, 2006 4:27 am | Myco Medical | Product Releases | Comments

Booth # 3861 • Glass Van Surgical Blades are crafted using the highest quality Stainless and Carbon Steel. Glass Van offers superior sharpness and sharpness retention due to computer controlled grinding and a special treatment which controls blade hardness. Available in all standard sizes and specialty blades are also available.

LISTED UNDER: Blades

Surgical Clipper System

January 12, 2006 10:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cardinal Health's surgical clipper system provides efficient preoperative hair removal and low postoperative infection rates. The surgical clipper’s wide blade clips smoothly and quickly, without infection-causing nicks or cuts. The disposable blades are easy to install and remove, and help prevent cross contamination.

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