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Multipurpose Abdominal Retractor Systems

August 11, 2006 6:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

Flexible setups, strong, dependable locking posts and clamps and bariatric options make this Multipurpose Abdominal Retractor System (MARS) from Cardinal Health, V. Mueller® Products a smart choice. The two table posts and crossbar create a stable frame, while the Easy Clamps™ hold a broad range of retractor blades firmly in place.

LISTED UNDER: Retractors

Arthroscopic Camera System

August 11, 2006 6:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

The TrueView Direct autoclavable camera system features a single-hand control of all user interfaces, allowing the scope holding hand full control over image rotation by +/- 180 degrees, all three remote switches and even both stopcocks. This helps to make arthroscopy seamless as the other hand can now remain on the shaver or ablation device throughout the entire case.

LISTED UNDER: Arthroscopes

Two-Finger Blunt Stay

August 11, 2006 6:17 am | Lone Star Medical Products, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The 3384 Elastic Stay features two 12-mm blunt hooks with a 10-mm finger spread. The solid silicone-molded design includes a larger grasping area for easier handling. The body and tail of the Stay are tinted light yellow in keeping with Lone Star’s product color coding, which also facilitates Stay organization and recognition in the wound site.

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Kerrison Punch

August 11, 2006 6:17 am | Teleflex Medical | Product Releases | Comments

KMedic’s CleanPunch 2.0 is an innovative, non-traditional kerrison punch available in bite sizes ranging from one to five millimeters. The instrument’s one-piece design allows users to open and fully expose the instrument’s shaft without taking the punch apart. This simple, yet highly functional, design yields two notable clinician benefits: Single-piece construction practically eliminates the possibility of losing or switching parts, while easy access to the punch’s interior means that sterilization departments can significantly reduce the risk of infection from improper cleaning.

LISTED UNDER: Hand Held Instruments

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

Tourniquet Systems

June 15, 2006 12:30 pm | Instrumed, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

SmartPump® tourniquets feature automatic intraoperative documentation, optimal performance, long battery life, and intuitive controls. SmartPumps automatically document intraoperative tourniquet data in the form of a Tourniquet Report. This AORN compliant report is printed on a two- by three-inch self-adhesive label, which attaches to the patient record.

LISTED UNDER: Tourniquets & Cuffs

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

Non-Fusion Spinal Treatment Device

June 15, 2006 5:36 am | St. Francis Medical Technologies, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The X STOP® Interspinous Process Decompression (IPD®) System is a titanium alloy implant that is FDA approved for the non-fusion treatment proven to improve symptom severity and physical function for patients with lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS). Inserted through a small incision, the X STOP is placed between two bones called spinous processes of the symptomatic discs in the low back.

LISTED UNDER: Spinal Surgery & Fixation Products
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Tourniquets Systems

May 12, 2006 11:56 am | Instrumed, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

SmartPump® tourniquets feature automatic intraoperative documentation, optimal performance, long battery life, and intuitive controls. SmartPumps automatically document intraoperative tourniquet data in the form of a Tourniquet Report. This AORN compliant report is printed on a two- by three-inch self-adhesive label, which attaches to the patient record.

LISTED UNDER: Tourniquets & Cuffs

ACL Reconstruction Screw

April 12, 2006 10:47 am | Smith & Nephew, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The CALAXO™ Osteoconductive Interference Screw promotes bone regrowth after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. The screw is used to secure a graft in ACL reconstruction. Then, over the course of the next 12 months, the screw is resorbed by the body, and compounds within the screw stimulate the natural process of bone formation in its place.

LISTED UNDER: Absorbable Plates & Screws

Elastic Stays

April 12, 2006 10:39 am | Lone Star Medical Products, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Booth # 3943 • The 3511 Elastic Stay has all the same functions of the 3311, in addition to some improved features. It has the same tensile strength and hook size to allow retraction of tissue. The new ergonomically designed head on the 3511 is engineered to let surgeons and nurses have a more secure grip of the Stay.

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Integrated Intraoperative Tourniquet

March 16, 2006 9:19 am | Instrumed, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

InstruMed has incorporated LiveData’s OR-Dashboard® System into their SmartPump Tourniquet Systems, allowing intraoperative tourniquet data to be visually integrated and displayed. The OR-Dashboard displays real-time tourniquet pressure and elapsed time graphically alongside real-time blood pressure and pulse readings.

LISTED UNDER: Tourniquets

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.

LISTED UNDER: Hand Held Instruments

Hand Fixation System

December 13, 2005 2:06 am | Small Bone Innovations, Llc | Product Releases | Comments

The SBI Universal Hand System™ (UHS) is a multi-use modular hand fixation system. The UHS materials platform is ‘cold-worked’ 316L stainless steel, consisting of three implant modules (1.5 mm, 2.0 mm, and 2.4mm) with full instrumentation and a K-wire module with color coded titanium wires in various sizes and styles.

LISTED UNDER: Screws and Plates

Shape Memory Implants

October 17, 2005 1:08 pm | Intelifuse, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

InteliFUSE has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance to distribute shape memory implants for surgeries involving the foot, ankle, hand and wrist. The company is also seeking FDA clearance for surgeries involving the large bones, spine and cranio-maxillofacial areas. One patented device, StimuLINK™, (made of Nitinol, a nickel-titanium alloy) stimulates osteogenesis, the ability of the body to grow new bone.

LISTED UNDER: Spinal Surgery & Fixation Products

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