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

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.

LISTED UNDER: Retractors

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

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

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

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


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