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Lone Star Retractor System™

June 14, 2010 6:38 am | Coopersurgical, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The self-retaining Retractor System from Cooper Surgical is a flexible, adjustable tool to help manage the surgical site. Composed of retractor rings and elastic stays, that provide optimal exposure and access to the operative area, the system has the ability to rapidly adapt to changes in the field with minimal effort as the procedure progresses.

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Enhanced Knee Positioner®

April 12, 2010 1:31 pm | Innovative Medical Products, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The company makes its De Mayo Knee positioner lighter so it is easier to handle in the OR and for autoclaving April 20, 2010 Innovative Medical Products announces enhancements to the De Mayo Knee Positioner® making it lighter. The positioner’s lighter weight makes it easier for operating room personnel to place and manipulate the positioner on the OR table and for hospital personnel to transport and insert the equipment into a sterilizer, via a new sterilizing/storage case.

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1,000-lb Patient Weight Capacity

March 30, 2010 1:07 pm | TRUMPF | Product Releases | Comments

The TRUMPF TITAN is a modular, split-leg, fully-articulating universal surgical table with a 1,000-lb. patient weight capacity. Features of the table include: Motor driven mobility and easy movement with 6” dual castors. 40° Trendelenburg and reverse Trendelenburg positioning and 25° degree tilt, maintaining stability even at extreme angles at full weight capacity.

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New Option For Reverse Shoulder Replacement

March 11, 2010 2:10 pm | Depuy Orthopaedics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

DePuy introduced the Delta XTEND™ Reverse Shoulder System, a reverse shoulder replacement system in the U.S. in 2004, and now it adds a new high mobility cup with an advanced cross-linked polyethylene to the system. The new Delta XTEND™ High Mobility Humeral Cup with Premieron™ X-Linked Polyethylene is a total, semi-constrained shoulder arthroplasty featuring the ability to reverse the normal relationship between the scapular and humeral components.

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Medical Polymer For Chronic Implants

March 8, 2010 6:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

March 12, 2010 DSM PTG, part of DSM Biomedical, introduces Bionate® II PCU, a versatile medical polymer with built-in surface technology designed for chronic implants.  Bionate® II PCU is a line extension of the Bionate® Polycarbonate Urethane family, a medical polymer for long-term implants and is backed by an established FDA Master File.

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Minimally Invasive Port Retractor System

October 7, 2009 7:22 am | Boss Instruments | Product Releases | Comments

The BOSS Minimally Invasive Port Retractor System from BOSS INSTRUMENTS helps to increase exposure in microscope-aided spine surgery with minimal stress and wound management for the patient. According to the company, system features include: A retractor portion (table post, flexible arm, dilator and tubular retractors) that is 100 percent titanium, which provides a greater strength-to-weight ratio and is more corrosion resistant than stainless steel.

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Table Mounted Retractor

September 23, 2009 7:17 am | Mediflex Surgical Products | Product Releases | Comments

Mediflex Surgical Products introduces a new table mounted retractor. According to the company, the Mini-Bookler Table Mounted Retractor System features: Mounting on a height-adjustable StrongArm™ Holder and Positioner rather than on the fixed-height table posts, couplers and horizontal bars of the original system, enabling surgeons more flexibility in where the device is attached to the OR table and where they can position themselves.

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Liver Retractors

September 15, 2009 12:13 pm | Automated Medical Products Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

The Nathanson Hook Liver Retractors® are designed specifically to retract the liver during laparoscopic surgery. The retractors feature: The ability to hold the liver out of the way for the duration of the surgery when required. Availability in a set of 3 (small, medium and large), allowing the surgeon alternative options during the procedure.

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Bioabsorbable Anchor Solution

August 4, 2009 6:25 am | Smith & Nephew, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Smith & Nephew 's Endoscopy Division introduces the OSTEORAPTOR Anchor for repair in the hip and shoulder. The anchor to uses Polylactic Acid Hydroxyapatite (PLLA-HA) to increase the anchor's strength and promote a strong bond between the anchor and the bone surface. According to the company, additional features of the anchor include: Availability in 2.

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Injectable Bone Graft Replacement

August 4, 2009 6:23 am | Depuy Spine, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

DePuy Spine, Inc. introduces the HEALOS® Fx Injectable Bone Graft Replacement, a bone graft solution designed specifically for minimally invasive spine surgery. HEALOS Fx is a moldable, injectable version of HEALOS® Bone Graft Replacement, which is the company's osteoconductive and osteogenic (when combined with bone marrowaspirate) bone graft substitute, shown to achieve fusion rates equivalent to autograft in peer-reviewed, published human clinical studies.

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Shoulder Positioning System

January 23, 2009 7:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

The SchureMed Complete Shoulder System is the most advanced option from SchureMed for positioning patients during shoulder surgery. Motion control technology eliminates manual positioning completely with the push of a button in our Shoulder Chair. The Shoulder Assistant Limb Positioner combines strength and adaptability providing optimal intraoperative position for upper extremity procedures.

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Orthopedic Extension for Surgical Tables

January 23, 2009 7:56 am | Steris Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

The Cmax/3085 SP/3080 Orthopedic Extension can increase the variety of surgical procedures performed on general surgery tables, including supine or lateral lower extremity procedures requiring boot or skeletal traction. The new Tenzor Carbon Fiber Traction Unit allows precise, smooth adjustment of traction and uses a quick-coupling feature to attach boots or blocks easily.

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Carbon Fiber Surgical Table Accessories

January 23, 2009 7:56 am | TRUMPF | Product Releases | Comments

This full line of radiolucent Carbon Fiber components including whole table tops, arm and leg extensions and skull and spine attachments. All Carbon Fiber components enable superior and unrestricted intraoperative imaging. These components use TRUMPF's patented universal coupling point system, which allows for the easy exchange of modular components so every TRUMPF table be configured with the right components to meet the needs of virtually any surgical discipline.

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Disposable, Malleable Retractor

November 12, 2008 12:13 pm | Ez Surgical Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The DASH™ is a single-use, malleable, absorptive retractor for use in various open and hand assisted laparoscopy surgical procedures. The device contains an inner malleable stainless steel mesh that can easily be reshaped during surgery. It is uniquely designed to provide an improved surgical window, protect the surrounding tissues from injury and prevent their intrusion into the working space.

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Unicompartmental Knee Resurfacing Implant

June 16, 2008 1:11 pm | Conformis, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The iUni™ unicompartmental knee resurfacing implant is one of four patient-specific implants ConforMIS has developed for the treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee, the most common reason for knee replacement surgery. Designed for patients whose arthritic damage is isolated to either the medial or lateral compartments of the knee, with little to no damage present in the other compartments, the use of a unicompartmental implant is often referred to as “partial knee replacement.

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