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

Flexible Retractor Syytem

October 12, 2005 2:34 pm | Spectrum Surgical Instruments Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Made in Germany using the finest surgical stainless steel, the Abdominal Flexible Retractor System is priced 40% lower than competitive units. This fully autoclavable system is conveniently housed in two closed container sterilization trays, that have an etched schematic that allows for easy assembly and use.

LISTED UNDER: Retractors

Femoral Positioning Instrument

October 12, 2005 2:34 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The Femur Finder® System is a unique positioning instrument that assures accurate guide wire placement during femoral IM fixation, while minimizing soft tissue trauma. It eliminates the need to “eyeball” the correct femoral entry point. The instrument facilitates aiming, drilling and directing of guide wire accurately into the medullary canal during femoral nailing.


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

Retractor Ring System

October 12, 2005 2:20 pm | Mediflex Surgical Products | Product Releases | Comments

The Bookler™ Universal Ratchet Ring System is the latest addition to Mediflex’s line of Bookler Table Mounted Retractors. The newly patented lightweight, radiolucent Ratchet Ring design is available in two sizes. It features two curved ring segments that can be independently adjusted for size and angle.

LISTED UNDER: Retractors

Deep Tissue Retractor Stays

September 12, 2005 2:46 pm | Lone Star Medical Products, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Booth # 1934 • Long Finger Deep Tissue Stays provide optimal exposure at the surgical site by retracting larger amounts of muscle, fascia and fat. These stays can be used with any of the Lone Star Retractor Rings. Used together, the stays and rings comprise the original Self-Retaining Retractor System™, excellent in a variety of applications; including general surgery, urology, head & neck, gynecology and colorectal surgery.

LISTED UNDER: Retractors

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

Post-Rhinoplasty Splint

August 22, 2005 9:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Jiffy™ Splint comes packaged in a clear pack with a colored sheath for easy removal. Once 13 cc of water is injected into the packet, it is inserted into the slot at the top of the Jiffy Heater. The splint is ready in three minutes, but may stay in heater for hours without consequence and still be ready at the exact moment the doctor needs it.


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

Surgical Table Transport Handle

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

The Super Table Mover (STM) is an innovative medical equipment handling device designed to enhance and improve the transportation of any mobile surgical or x-ray imaging table with permanently fixed side rails. The STM handle width is adjustable from 19.50 to 32 inches or from any standard mobile surgical table to specialty mobile x-ray imaging table.

LISTED UNDER: O.R. Table Accessories

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

Bariatric Foot Extensions

May 11, 2005 12:05 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Booth # 824 • The Amsco® 3080/3085 SP™ Bariatric Foot Extension provides extraordinary patient weight and width capacity and expanded surgical capabilities for Amsco 3080 and 3085 SP Surgical Table owners. The Amsco Foot Extension is rated for patients up to 1000 pounds, and is designed for secure and easy attachment and full positioning capability.

LISTED UNDER: O.R. Table Accessories


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