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Miniscal Repair System

July 30, 2010 8:08 am | Depuy Mitek, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

DePuy Mitek, Inc. announces the launch of its OMNISPAN™ Meniscal Repair System for all-inside repairs of meniscus tears. The System features a low-profile needle pre-loaded with two PEEK backstops and proprietary ORTHOCORD® suture for enhanced strength. Testing has shown the OMNISPAN System provides superior strength compared to leading all-inside devices.

LISTED UNDER: Meniscal Repair
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Tissue Reinforcement

July 12, 2010 8:08 am | W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

GORE BIO-A® Tissue Reinforcement, a uniquely-designed web of biocompatible synthetic polymers, encourages tissue generation in soft tissue reinforcement applications. According to the company, the material offers: A 3D matrix of open, highly interconnected pores that serves as a scaffold for new tissue and is gradually absorbed by the body.

LISTED UNDER: Absorbable Soft Tissue Fixation

Nathanson Hook Liver Retractors®

June 22, 2010 7:30 am | 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.

LISTED UNDER: Retractors

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.

LISTED UNDER: Retractors

Vertebral Body Derotation Instrument Set

May 10, 2010 7:07 am | Depuy Spine, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

DePuy Spine, Inc. introduces the EXPEDIUM® Vertebral Body Derotation (VBD) Set to help surgeons correct spinal alignment and decrease rib rotation in patients with scoliosis, an abnormal curvature of the spine that affects about 6 million people in the U.S. The new instrumentation is the latest addition to the EXPEDIUM® Spine System and features the EXPEDIUM® Derotation Quick Stick, an extension to pedicle screws that attaches quickly and securely to facilitate three-dimensional spine correction.

LISTED UNDER: Hand Held Instruments

Anterior Cervical Plate System

April 12, 2010 1:32 pm | Depuy Spine, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

DePuy Spine, Inc. introduces the UNIPLATE® 2 Anterior Cervical Plate System, a next-generation single-screw midline fixation system. According to the company, the UNIPLATE 2 features: Use for 1- or 2-level anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF).  Single-screw midline fixation that allows the surgeon to affix an implant using one screw per vertebral body, which minimizes the need for retraction of soft tissue, such as the trachea and esophagus, during implantation.

LISTED UNDER: Screws and Plates

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.

LISTED UNDER: Knee Systems

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.

LISTED UNDER: O.R. Table Accessories

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.

LISTED UNDER: Shoulder Systems

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.

LISTED UNDER: Implants

Disposable Infusion Pump Minimizes Cross Contamination

December 3, 2009 9:03 am | Kd Scientific | Product Releases | Comments

The KD Scientific EZFlow 2050 disposable infusion pump is designed to electronically deliver continuous, constantly-controlled infusions. Features include: Compliance with the CE 0197 certification. Operation through a dial to set the infusion rate. Flow rates ranging from 2-10 ml/hr.

LISTED UNDER: Pumps

Allograft For Degenerative Disease

November 20, 2009 5:15 am | Depuy Spine, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

A new cervical allograft is the first that can be stored at room temperature in a fully hydrated state. November 20, 2009 DePuy Spine, Inc., expands its portfolio for degenerative disease with the launch of the VERTIGRAFT® VG2® Cervical Allograft with PRESERVON® Technology, the first allograft that can be stored at room temperature in a fully hydrated state.

LISTED UNDER: Orthoses

Forearm Traction Splint Benefits Shoulder, Elbow Arthroscopy

October 9, 2009 12:25 pm | Innovative Medical Products, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

A company’s new Phase 4 Gel™ Splint protects against skin breakdown, allowing greater flexibility in forearm and shoulder rotation, and adding stability and anatomical uniformity to patient positioning Innovative Medical Products introduces the Phase 4 Gel™ Splint, a unique forearm traction splint for shoulder or elbow arthroscopy.

LISTED UNDER: Splints

Minimally Invasive Port Retractor System

October 7, 2009 7:22 am | 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.

LISTED UNDER: Retractors

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.

LISTED UNDER: Retractors

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