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Micro Incision Nucleus Division Cannula

August 11, 2006 6:18 am | Katena Products, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

This new 23-gauge cannula (K7-5462) has been designed to perform micro incision nucleus division using the HydroChop technique. It features a vertically flattened tip which is easily inserted into the central core of the nucleus. The nucleus is then “hydrochopped” as a small amount of fluid is forced through the dual 0.

LISTED UNDER: Ophthalmic Products
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Nucleus Division & Fragment Manipulation Deivce

August 11, 2006 6:18 am | Katena Products, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The Giannetti HydroChopper (K7-5885) features a unique chopping tip which is ideal for both nucleus division and for manipulating fragments within the capsular bag. The hourglass shaped tip has a blunted distal end to protect the posterior capsule and semi-sharp sides which aid in efficient horizontal chopping.

LISTED UNDER: Ophthalmic Products

Plastic Reusable Instruments

July 12, 2006 10:49 am | Spectrum Surgical Instruments Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Spectrum Surgical offers a full line of reusable instruments made from high-grade, sterilizable plastic. These instruments are fully autoclavable and extremely resistant to chemicals and ultrasonic waves. The patterns available include sponge forceps, towel clamps, stitch scissors, mosquito forceps and kocher forceps.

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Irrigating Endothelial Stripper

July 12, 2006 10:49 am | Katena Products, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The Rosenwasser Irrigating Endothelial Stripper (K7-5897) is designed to strip the endothelial layer during Descemet's Stripping Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSEK) procedures. It features a thin, semi-circular tip which is angled 90 degrees upward from the irrigation tube to gently peel and remove the endothelial layer.

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Urodynamics

July 12, 2006 10:48 am | Gyrus Acmi | Product Releases | Comments

The Solar™ SmartFlow™ and FlowMaster™ Stand Alone Urodynamics are simple and convenient for office or clinic studies. Set-up is quick and the small footprint and mobile IV-pole design is perfect for office-based environments where space is limited. Features include a full-color touch screen and customizable report summaries.

LISTED UNDER: Urology Products

Instrument Insulation Testing Device

June 15, 2006 5:41 am | Medline Industries, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Insulscan is a FDA-approved device for testing the insulation on electrosurgical instruments. It takes seconds to test each instrument in the OR prior to and after surgery. The device tests the insulation on 5-mm and 10-mm laparoscopic and endoscopic instruments for pinholes or any leaks in the insulation.

LISTED UNDER: Instrument Repair

Big Tools for a Big Job

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.

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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

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

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