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Complex Soft Tissue Reinforcement

October 4, 2010 3:10 pm | W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

W. L. Gore & Associates (Gore) announces the availability of larger sized GORE® BIO-A® Tissue Reinforcement, a valuable alternative to biologics for reinforcement of soft tissue in surgical procedures. GORE BIO-A Tissue Reinforcement is a unique non-biologic scaffold that is gradually absorbed by the body.

LISTED UNDER: Absorbable Soft Tissue Fixation

Scarless Thyroidectomy System

October 1, 2010 6:49 am | Automated Medical Products Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Automated Medical Products Corp. introduces a new Iron Intern® product, the Pier Giulianatti Scarless Thyroidectomy System. The product is designed by Pier Cristoforo Giulianotti, MD, FAC. A world-renowned robotic surgeon, president of the Clinical Robotic Surgery Association (CRSA), Distinguished Lloyd M.

LISTED UNDER: Retractors
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RF Wireless Foot Control

September 23, 2010 12:34 pm | LINEMASTER Switch Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Linemaster introduces its Medical Grade RF Wireless foot control, a plug-and-go system for new applications or as a replacement for existing wired solutions. This system eliminates cord clutter on the floors while also providing the freedom that wireless has to offer. Linemaster's standard RF Wireless foot controls are offered with up to 5 digital and 3 analog switch functions, with additional switch functions available upon request.

LISTED UNDER: O.R. Table Accessories

Cosgrove Valve Retractor System

September 23, 2010 12:34 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Booth #852 Kapp Surgical and Dr. Delos Cosgrove, III have designed the Cosgrove Valve Retractor System – a universal chest retractor that provides the greatest exposure of the right and left atrium for mitral valve repair and replacement. There are no surgical instruments that can offer greater visualization of the operative field for this purpose.

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QuickTrach II With Cuff

September 20, 2010 1:28 pm | VBM Medical, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The QuickTrach II with Cuff from VBM Medical Inc. is an emergency cricothyrotomy device. According to the company, it provides a quicker and simpler solution for the one-step procedure without using a scalpel or set of dilators. For more information, visit www.vbm-medical.

LISTED UNDER: Tourniquets & Cuffs

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

MIS Hip Extension Device

April 12, 2010 1:33 pm | MAQUET Medical Systems USA | Product Releases | Comments

The new MIS Hip Extension Device from MAQUET is designed for secure bilateral hip fixation and helps improve stability with minimized pelvis tilt. Lightweight and easily attached to most popular operating tables, the MIS Hip Extension Device features: The ability to minimize equipment costs by reducing the need for expensive specialty tables.

LISTED UNDER: Positioners/Immobilizers

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

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