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SInergy Cooled Radiofrequency System

March 21, 2012 5:46 am | Kimberly-Clark Health Care | Product Releases | Comments

Kimberly-Clark Health Care's SInergy Cooled Radiofrequency System is intended to target and treat the pain-generating nerves in the lower back and buttock region that may be responsible for sacroiliac joint pain. Internally cooled, RF electrodes have been applied in pain medicine to overcome the challenges of capturing diffused or inconsistently located target structures through larger lesion formation.

LISTED UNDER: Spinal Surgery & Fixation Products

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

Offset Reamer Driver

February 28, 2012 6:47 am | Symmetry Medical Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Symmetry Medical Inc. has announced that it has launched the Offset Reamer Driver through its OEM Solutions team. Symmetry’s new Offset Reamer Driver is used in minimally invasive surgical techniques, such as the direct anterior approach, to introduce acetabular reamers to the hip joint. The driver features a drive shaft designed and tested to meet the demands of Total Hip Athroplasty (THA) surgery.

LISTED UNDER: Drills
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Knee Positioner And Distractor

January 16, 2012 6:14 am | Innovative Medical Products, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Innovative Medical Products, Inc. offers the De Mayo Knee Positioner® that allows precise control of flexation, extension, tilt and rotation of the knee during surgery. The De Mayo Universal Distractor™, used in conjunction with the positioner, delivers precise, finite femoral distraction of the knee joint with a completely unobstructed view of the surgical site.

LISTED UNDER: Positioners/Immobilizers

CADRDIOSAVE Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump

November 11, 2011 6:43 am | MAQUET Medical Systems USA | Product Releases | Comments

MAQUET Cardiovascular LLC, has announced U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance and CE mark for its new CARDIOSAVE intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP). CARDIOSAVE is expected to be commercially available in the United States in January 2012. The new CARDIOSAVE IABP incorporates a large state-of-the-art touchscreen display and is dramatically smaller, lighter and quieter than any pump the company has ever offered.

LISTED UNDER: Pumps

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

Illuminated Surgical System For Breast Procedures

October 24, 2011 6:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

Invuity has introduced its illuminated breast retractor system at the American College of Surgeons’ 97th Annual Clinical Congress in San Francisco. Designed specifically for breast mastectomies, lumpectomies, sentinel node biopsies and reconstruction procedures, the system integrates the company’s proprietary Eigr™ (pronounced eye-gr) illumination technology into an optimized retractor to enable surgeons to improve visualization of anatomic structures during these procedures.

LISTED UNDER: Retractors

Engineered Bone Healing With InQu

October 17, 2011 8:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

InQu Bone Graft Extender and Substitute from ISTO Technologies combines the structural and biological attributes of poly(lactide-co-glycolide) (PLGA) and hyaluronic acid (HyA), two biomaterials with a long history of safe and effective clinical use. InQu's unique scaffold creates a product with a microenvironment that is both biocompatible and conducive to new bone formation.

LISTED UNDER: Cement/Accessories
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ShapeMatch Cutting Guides

September 23, 2011 8:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

Stryker Europe launched its ShapeMatch Cutting Guides for use with the company’s Triathlon Total Knee System. The single-use ShapeMatch Cutting Guides are designed and manufactured from patient-specific 3D imaging data that is derived from MRI or CT scans. ShapeMatch Technology utilizes proprietary 3D imaging software to develop a customized pre-operative surgical plan for each patient.

LISTED UNDER: Knee Systems

Unitrac® Retraction & Holding System For Open And Minimally Invasive Surgery

September 14, 2011 6:31 am | Aesculap, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The pneumatically-powered Unitrac® Retraction and Holding System from Aesculap, Inc. increases procedure efficiency and allows for an obstruction-free surgical site in both open and minimally invasive surgery. Precise adjustments are possible with the push of a single button, thus freeing the surgical assistant to carry out higher priority tasks.

LISTED UNDER: Retractors

Mitral Valve Retractor System

September 6, 2011 6:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Manufactured by Kapp Surgical Instrument, Inc., the Cosgrove ® Mitral Valve Retractor System provides  exposure of the right and left atrium, tricuspid and mitral valve for surgical repair or replacement, while reducing the need for surgical assistance. The use of this retractor system provides the surgeon with the greatest visualization of the operative field.

LISTED UNDER: Retractors

Bone Cement Tool

April 29, 2011 6:39 am | Whitney Products, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The Valitome™ is a new tool that allows safe and easy management of bone cement during hip and knee replacement surgery. The device is designed with an osteotome-style beveled tip and features a narrow profile that allows the surgeon to get into hard-to-reach places.

LISTED UNDER: Cement/Accessories

Vacuum Pumps

March 25, 2011 5:52 am | Medela Medical Technology | Product Releases | Comments

Medela, Inc’s Vario 18 AC, Vario 18 AC/DC or Vario 18 AC/DC C/I are used for aspiration, ears, nose and throat, gastroenterology and tracheostomy. It can be used in wound drainage, in airway support, and respiratory support. The Vario 18 removes surgical fluids, bodily fluids, tissue, bone, gases and infectious materials.

LISTED UNDER: Pumps

da Vinci Retraction System

February 25, 2011 6:35 am | Automated Medical Products Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Automated Medical Products has unveiled their new retractor system for use with the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System – the Giulianotti™ Retractor System for assisting with a robotic thyroidectomy without a neck incision. The new system was developed with Pier Cristoforo Giulianotti, MD, FACS, a world-renowned robotic surgeon, president of the Clinical Robotic Surgery Association, tenured professor of surgery and Chief of General, Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

LISTED UNDER: Retractors

Anterior Thoracolumbar Plating System

February 25, 2011 6:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

Lanx, Inc. introduces its Epic™ Anterior Thoracolumbar Plating System (Epic™ System) at the 2011 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA. The Epic™ System is an anterior fixation device for use in anterior thoracolumbar fusion procedures.

LISTED UNDER: Screws and Plates

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