Retractors For Spine Surgery

January 16, 2013 2:30 pm | by Millennium Surgical | Product Releases | Comments

Millennium Surgical has announced an extensive offering of US and German made retractors for use in spine surgery. Cloward-style blade retractors for use in cervical procedures are offered in three styles, with long angled lip, short angled lip, and without lip. T-handled McElroy and Taylor retractors for use in lumbar spine procedures are offered in a variety of depths.

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McCarthy Mini-Sternotomy Retractor with Universal Lift

January 8, 2013 9:41 am | by Kapp Surgical Instruments | Product Releases | Comments

Kapp Surgical Instruments, Inc. offers the McCarthy Mini-Sternotomy Retractor with Universal Lift, a self-retaining retractor that provides excellent exposure for a variety of valve operations, Maze procedures, or other intra cardiac procedures.

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Prep-Resistant Ink Marker

November 28, 2012 10:43 am | by Viscot Medical | Viscot Medical, LLC | Product Releases | Comments

Viscot Medical offers the new AllSkin™ Plus+ prep resistant ink marker. It is designed to offer maximum visibility on all skin tones. Viscot's specially formulated brilliant blue ink provides enhanced visibility even after prepping with common alcohol-based antiseptics.

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AMI Miracle Scissors

November 26, 2012 9:37 am | by Advanced Medical Innovations | Advanced Medical Innovations (AMI) | Product Releases | Comments

Advanced Medical Innovations offers its line of Mayo and Metzenbaum Miracle Scissors. A cam mechanism has been incorporated to make sure the scissors’ jaws are always together and will cut consistently every time without splaying.


The Thunderbeat

November 20, 2012 10:37 am | by Olympus | Olympus America, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Olympus offers the Thunderbeat, a single multi-functional instrument with ultrasonic, bipolar energies, allowing a surgeon to simultaneously seal and cut vessels up to and including 7 millimeters in size with minimal thermal spread.


The Thunderbeat

September 10, 2012 7:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

Olympus offers the Thunderbeat, a single multi-functional instrument with ultrasonic, bipolar energies, allowing a surgeon to simultaneously seal and cut vessels up to and including 7 millimeters in size with minimal thermal spread. Thunderbeat is designed for fast cutting speed, precise dissection and reduced mist generation helping to maintain visibility.


Laparoscopic Insulation Tester

September 7, 2012 6:11 am | Spectrum Surgical Instruments Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Spectrum Surgical Instruments Corp. has introduced the Laparoscopic Insulation Tester. The handheld device can be used for locating potentially dangerous tears and cracks along the shaft and handle of your laparoscopic instruments. The completely reusable device provides verification of laparoscopic insulation integrity.

LISTED UNDER: Instrument Repair

Reposable Scissors

August 6, 2012 6:27 am | Aesculap, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Aesculap’s Reposable Scissors offer the convenience and guaranteed sharpness of a disposable scissor with the cost savings of a reusable. New insulation shaft insulation to the tip for every procedure protects both the patient and surgeon. A fully disposable shaft provides minimal cleaning requirements due to no lumens to flush or inspect during reprocessing.


XL Prep Resistant Ink

July 30, 2012 11:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

Viscot Medical has introduced the XL™ prep resistant ink marker. The XL ink remains visible up to ten times longer than traditional ink, even after prepping with common alcohol-based antiseptics. This allows clinicians to better see the surgical sit. Mini XL ink markers are available in Proof of Use packaging, allowing clinicians to see if a package had been previously opened potentially eliminating re-use and cross contamination.

LISTED UNDER: Surgical Markers

The Bard-Parker Blades

July 2, 2012 10:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

Aspen Surgical has instroduced The Bard-Parker™ protected surgical disposable and reusable blades. The reusable blade offers one-handed activation of the protective shield and the blade remains covered during both assembly and disposal to help prevent accidental contact. With their high-quality and safety-engineered stainless-steel blades, Bard-Parker protected disposable scalpels are designed to deliver performance without compromising technique.


Evolution Colonic Controlled-Release Stent

July 2, 2012 10:10 am | Cook Medical, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Cook Medical has announced the Evolution® Colonic Controlled-Release Stent, a stent designed to palliate uncomfortable symptoms associated with colonic obstructions caused by malignant neoplasms and relieve large-bowel obstructions prior to colectomy procedures. The product’s design offers physicians the control and maneuverability required to deliver a stent that conforms to the natural curves of the anatomy.

LISTED UNDER: Colorectal Instruments

Laryngoscope Blades and Handles

May 21, 2012 10:10 am | Spectrum Surgical Instruments Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Spectrum’s line of laryngoscopes is manufactured using non-metallic stainless steel to prevent rust and ensure longevity. All blades and handles are completely interchangeable and can be used with all popular brands. Spectrum’s curved Macintosh blades are available in five sizes, ranging from 77mm to 150mm in length.


Desara Sling System

March 2, 2012 5:33 am | Caldera Medical, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Caldera Medical's Desara® Sling System for stress urinary incontinence offers surgeons outstanding flexibility and ease of use. Desara® can be used with any surgical approach including transvaginal, suprapubic and transobturator. Caldera offers a line of reusable instruments, allowing the surgeon to choose the best approach for each patient.

LISTED UNDER: Urology Products

Laser Safety Glasses

October 10, 2011 7:04 am | Vision USA | Product Releases | Comments

Task-Vision Laser Safety Glasses from Vision USA Laser Safety Glasses and Magnification are available in polycarbonate, glass and thin dielectric filter glass. These safety glasses can accommodate laser safety applications with the best protection, visibility and comfort. Frames are available in many styles.

LISTED UNDER: Safety Goggles

Humipak Keeps Instruments Moist

September 7, 2011 6:29 am | Healthmark Industries Company, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Instrument manufacturers, AAMI, AORN and others generally recommend that decontamination of instruments begin within 30 minutes of use so that organic soils, particularly blood, do not dry. But often this is not possible. The solution to extended holding time of soiled instruments? The Humipak consists of a layer of highly absorbent material sandwiched between two layers of water proof film.

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