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Custom Bone Probe

August 11, 2006 6:17 am | Gauthier Biomedical Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The new custom Durometer bone probe easily gauges the depth of a hole created in a bone during spinal procedures using the custom Durometer silicone handle and chrome-coated shaft. The silicone handle allows for specific hardness or softness, depending on the surgeon’s preference. This allows for a secure and comfortable grip during procedures.

LISTED UNDER: Hand Held Instruments

Suture Anchor for Hip Arthroscopy

June 15, 2006 5:44 am | Smith & Nephew, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The BIORAPTOR™ Suture Anchor was developed to facilitate minimally invasive arthroscopic repair of the hip joint. This device represents the first option for labral repair of the hip. The tiny anchor, threaded with ULTRABRAID™ Suture, is implanted into the bone of the cup of the hip joint, and enables the surgeon to close a tear or tighten labral tissue as required.

LISTED UNDER: Hip Arthroscopy

Articular Cartilage Probe

January 12, 2006 10:44 am | Smith & Nephew, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The GLIDER™ Articular Cartilage Probe is a minimally invasive device for treating articular cartilage disease. The GLIDER probe's proprietary design features a pivoting head that emits radiofrequency (RF) energy as it follows the contoured surfaces of the joint. Through controlled application of energy, it restores smoothness to a damaged cartilage surface while preserving the maximum amount of healthy tissue.

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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.

LISTED UNDER: Arthroscopes

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).

LISTED UNDER: Absorbable Soft Tissue Fixation

Arthroscopic Suture Shuttle

September 12, 2005 2:31 pm | Smith & Nephew, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The ELITE PASS™ Premium Arthroscopic Suture Shuttle offers shoulder surgeons a flexible, single-handed method of passing suture through tissue without the need for additional instruments during rotator cuff repair surgery. Older stitching methods require two pathways to the treatment site, and an array of suture-passing instruments.

LISTED UNDER: Shoulder Reconstruction

Bone Cement Hand Tools

August 22, 2005 9:32 am | Whitney Products, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

During total hip and knee replacement surgeries, Whitney Curettes and Sculps tools allow the surgeon to remove excess bone cement quickly with fingertip precision. They are made from a plastic material that is softer than the polished metal surface of the prosthesis, making them less likely to scratch or mar the prosthesis than a metal tool.

LISTED UNDER: Hand Held Instruments

High- Temperature Cauteries

June 10, 2005 10:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

Hotsy® Cauteries are battery-operated and packaged sterile for immediate use in the field. This hand-held, high-temperature cautery line offers physicians two tip styles and two lengths to accommodate different procedures. The Hotsy 1000 has a fine tip, and the Hotsy 2000 has a loop tip. These two cauteries are designed for surface wound cauterizing.

LISTED UNDER: Electrocautery Products
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Computer Assisted Surgery Platform

March 14, 2005 4:59 am | Orthosoft Holdings, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The next generation Navitrack® Sesamoid Navigation System is an advanced, mobile and economical Computer-Assisted Surgery platform designed for use in orthopedic procedures. The Sesamoid is a highly adaptable system. Completely modular, it can be customized to suit a surgeon's specific preferences or the physical demands of an operating room.

LISTED UNDER: Video Equipment

Orthopedic Screwdrivers

March 14, 2005 4:59 am | Gauthier Biomedical Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Gauthier Biomedical, Inc. offers an extensive line of orthopedic screwdrivers that employ their patented ratcheting mechanism. The unique ratcheting screwdrivers are designed to limit axial and side-to-side “play” between the shaft and the handle. With its stainless-steel construction, no-play design, and variety of silicone handle options, the ratcheting screwdrivers provide unparalleled smoothness and precision for the most effective ratcheting action.

LISTED UNDER: Hand Held Instruments

Osteotome Racks

January 18, 2005 7:30 am | Spectrum Surgical Instruments Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

The Lambotte Osteotome Rack has been designed to protect and store a complete set of six straight and six curved Lambotte osteotomes ranging in size from ¼-inch to 1½ inch. Outlines and sizes have been etched on the base of the rack for easy identification and quick placement. In addition, the lid is detachable and can be easily removed for access.

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Arthroscopic Shaver System

January 18, 2005 7:30 am | Karl Storz Endoscopy-America, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The Powershaver SL Arthroscopic Shaver system features the highest speed and torque of any product currently on the market. Speed and operating mode are controlled from the handpiece, footswitch, or console touchscreen to give users the utmost control and convenience. Precision-edged blades and burrs are available in styles and sizes to accommodate the needs of any subspecialty.

LISTED UNDER: Shaver Systems

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