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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
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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.

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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.

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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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Liver Retractors

September 15, 2009 12:13 pm | 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.

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Video Laryngoscope

September 15, 2009 6:05 am | Karl Storz Endoscopy-America, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

KARL STORZ offers a range of products to simplify airway management—including unexpectedly difficult intubations. The new KARL STORZ C-MAC™ Video Laryngoscope is designed for portable use, with virtually no learning curve. Features include: The ability for still images and video sequences to be recorded quickly and simply using controls on the C-MAC™ blade, which can be then transferred to an SD memory card while requiring no additional data cables or software.

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Surgical Reinforcement

September 11, 2009 6:42 am | Covidien | Product Releases | Comments

Permacol™ Biologic Implants from Covidien are sold only in the U.S. and address pressing clinical needs in the surgical reconstruction, reinforcement and repair of human soft tissue. It is comprised of porcine dermis from which cells, cell debris, DNA and RNA are removed, leaving a 3-D collagen matrix that is then crosslinked for enhanced strength and durability.

LISTED UNDER: Absorbable Soft Tissue Fixation

Surgical Instrument Demagnetizer

August 28, 2009 12:33 pm | Spectrum Surgical Instruments Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Spectrum Surgical Instruments Corp. introduces their tabletop surgical instrument demagnetizer. The device features: A large, powerful demagnetizing surface to quickly and effectively remove magnetism from instruments, reducing surgeon complaints. Cool-operation. A single manual on/off switch.

LISTED UNDER: Hand Held Instruments

Bioabsorbable Anchor Solution

August 4, 2009 6:25 am | Smith & Nephew, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Smith & Nephew 's Endoscopy Division introduces the OSTEORAPTOR Anchor for repair in the hip and shoulder. The anchor to uses Polylactic Acid Hydroxyapatite (PLLA-HA) to increase the anchor's strength and promote a strong bond between the anchor and the bone surface. According to the company, additional features of the anchor include: Availability in 2.

LISTED UNDER: Hip Systems

Injectable Bone Graft Replacement

August 4, 2009 6:23 am | Depuy Spine, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

DePuy Spine, Inc. introduces the HEALOS® Fx Injectable Bone Graft Replacement, a bone graft solution designed specifically for minimally invasive spine surgery. HEALOS Fx is a moldable, injectable version of HEALOS® Bone Graft Replacement, which is the company's osteoconductive and osteogenic (when combined with bone marrowaspirate) bone graft substitute, shown to achieve fusion rates equivalent to autograft in peer-reviewed, published human clinical studies.

LISTED UNDER: Implants

Absorbable Fixation System

July 23, 2009 9:42 am | Davol, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Bard Davol introduces the SORBAFIX™ Absorbable Fixation System. According to the company, the system has a repair strength 7 times greater than maximum intra-abdominal pressure (IAP). Features of the fixation system include: An easy-to-see purple color. Indication for use for prosthetic mesh fixation and the approximation of soft tissue in laparoscopic and open surgeries.

LISTED UNDER: Absorbable Soft Tissue Fixation

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