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Arthroscopy

De Mayo RoTractor

May 15, 2013 10:39 am | by Innovative Medical Products | Innovative Medical Products, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Innovative Medical Products has introduced a unique solution for securing a patient’s arm rotation during arthroscopic shoulder surgery without the need of an assistant to hold the rotation of the arm for an extended period of time at the desired position. By freeing up an assistant, the De Mayo RoTractor increases the surgical team’s efficiency.

LISTED UNDER: Shoulder Reconstruction
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CHECKPOINT Stimulator/Locator

March 20, 2012 7:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

Checkpoint Surgical has received the CE mark for its CHECKPOINT ® Stimulator/Locator, a state-of-the-art intraoperative neuroprotective stimulator that helps surgeons locate, identify and evaluate nerve and muscle excitability during surgery to facilitate nerve preservation and repair. For more information, visit www.

LISTED UNDER: Hand Held Instruments

MAKOplasty Total Hip Arthroplasty

October 24, 2011 9:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

MAKO Surgical Corp. has introduced the commercial availability of the RIO® Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System for use in total hip replacement procedures, called MAKOplasty® Total Hip Arthroplasty. MAKO’s total hip replacement application is designed to support the surgeon’s ability to more accurately align and position the implants relative to the needs of a patient.

LISTED UNDER: Hip Arthroscopy

Complex Soft Tissue Reinforcement

October 4, 2010 3:10 pm | W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

W. L. Gore & Associates (Gore) announces the availability of larger sized GORE® BIO-A® Tissue Reinforcement, a valuable alternative to biologics for reinforcement of soft tissue in surgical procedures. GORE BIO-A Tissue Reinforcement is a unique non-biologic scaffold that is gradually absorbed by the body.

LISTED UNDER: Absorbable Soft Tissue Fixation

Miniscal Repair System

July 30, 2010 8:08 am | Depuy Mitek, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

DePuy Mitek, Inc. announces the launch of its OMNISPAN™ Meniscal Repair System for all-inside repairs of meniscus tears. The System features a low-profile needle pre-loaded with two PEEK backstops and proprietary ORTHOCORD® suture for enhanced strength. Testing has shown the OMNISPAN System provides superior strength compared to leading all-inside devices.

LISTED UNDER: Meniscal Repair

Tissue Reinforcement

July 12, 2010 8:08 am | W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

GORE BIO-A® Tissue Reinforcement, a uniquely-designed web of biocompatible synthetic polymers, encourages tissue generation in soft tissue reinforcement applications. According to the company, the material offers: A 3D matrix of open, highly interconnected pores that serves as a scaffold for new tissue and is gradually absorbed by the body.

LISTED UNDER: Absorbable Soft Tissue Fixation

Vertebral Body Derotation Instrument Set

May 10, 2010 7:07 am | Depuy Spine, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

DePuy Spine, Inc. introduces the EXPEDIUM® Vertebral Body Derotation (VBD) Set to help surgeons correct spinal alignment and decrease rib rotation in patients with scoliosis, an abnormal curvature of the spine that affects about 6 million people in the U.S. The new instrumentation is the latest addition to the EXPEDIUM® Spine System and features the EXPEDIUM® Derotation Quick Stick, an extension to pedicle screws that attaches quickly and securely to facilitate three-dimensional spine correction.

LISTED UNDER: Hand Held Instruments

Video Laryngoscope

September 15, 2009 6:05 am | Karl Storz Endoscopy-America, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

KARL STORZ offers a range of products to simplify airway management—including unexpectedly difficult intubations. The new KARL STORZ C-MAC™ Video Laryngoscope is designed for portable use, with virtually no learning curve. Features include: The ability for still images and video sequences to be recorded quickly and simply using controls on the C-MAC™ blade, which can be then transferred to an SD memory card while requiring no additional data cables or software.

LISTED UNDER: Video Equipment

Surgical Reinforcement

September 11, 2009 6:42 am | Covidien | Product Releases | Comments

Permacol™ Biologic Implants from Covidien are sold only in the U.S. and address pressing clinical needs in the surgical reconstruction, reinforcement and repair of human soft tissue. It is comprised of porcine dermis from which cells, cell debris, DNA and RNA are removed, leaving a 3-D collagen matrix that is then crosslinked for enhanced strength and durability.

LISTED UNDER: Absorbable Soft Tissue Fixation

Surgical Instrument Demagnetizer

August 28, 2009 12:33 pm | Spectrum Surgical Instruments Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Spectrum Surgical Instruments Corp. introduces their tabletop surgical instrument demagnetizer. The device features: A large, powerful demagnetizing surface to quickly and effectively remove magnetism from instruments, reducing surgeon complaints. Cool-operation. A single manual on/off switch.

LISTED UNDER: Hand Held Instruments

Absorbable Fixation System

July 23, 2009 9:42 am | Davol, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Bard Davol introduces the SORBAFIX™ Absorbable Fixation System. According to the company, the system has a repair strength 7 times greater than maximum intra-abdominal pressure (IAP). Features of the fixation system include: An easy-to-see purple color. Indication for use for prosthetic mesh fixation and the approximation of soft tissue in laparoscopic and open surgeries.

LISTED UNDER: Absorbable Soft Tissue Fixation

All-Arthroscopic Procedure System

June 23, 2009 11:34 am | Smith & Nephew, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Smith & Nephew Endoscopy introduces the BICEPTOR Tenodesis System to treat injuries to the biceps tendon in the shoulder. According to the company, the system is the first that enables surgeons to re-attach the biceps tendon to the humerus, or upper arm bone, using an all-arthroscopic technique.

LISTED UNDER: Arthroscopes

iDrive Intelligent Power Unit™ With iConsole™ FDA Approved

May 27, 2009 7:27 am | Power Medical Interventions Inc | Product Releases | Comments

LANGHORNE, Pa., (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Power Medical Interventions®, Inc. (OTCBB:PMII), a developer of Intelligent Surgical Instruments™, announces that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared its 510(k) application for marketing its iDrive Intelligent Power Unit™, detachable Intelligent Surgical Instruments and iConsole™.

LISTED UNDER: Hand Held Instruments

Orthopedic Wire & Pin Cutter

February 17, 2009 6:06 am | Spectrum Surgical Instruments Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

The Hercules wire cutter requires 40-percent less effort to cut wire and pins up to three millimeters in diameter. The specially designed Tungsten Carbide blades and rubber-backed jaws are fully replaceable. Manufactured in Germany using the finest German stainless surgical steel, Spectrum's Hercules wire cutter is fully autoclavable and carries a lifetime warranty.

LISTED UNDER: Hand Held Instruments

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