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Out of CAOS Comes Order

October 11, 2006 7:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

The need for accuracy in surgical procedures is fundamental. The precision with which a surgeon plies his trade has direct and critical ramifications in the quality of life—even the continuance of life—of the patient in each case he performs. This is especially true in the field of orthopedics. For orthopedic surgeons engaged in reconstructive surgeries from bone setting to joint replacement, a misalignment measuring the smallest fraction of an inch can mean the difference between a patient painlessly walking again and being relegated to a wheelchair.

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Spinal Surgery Table Attachment

September 13, 2006 12:32 pm | Allen Medical Systems | Product Releases | Comments

The Allen® Spinal System attaches to existing OR tables, providing an advanced spinal surgery platform for a fraction of the cost of a standard spinal table. The system’s carbon fiber frame provides unhindered C-Arm access, while the Wing Sets and C-Prone Head Positioner help to manage skin pressure and adjust for a customized fit for each patient.

LISTED UNDER: O.R. Table Accessories

Table Attachment for Hip Replacement Surgery

September 13, 2006 12:32 pm | Getinge USA, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The MAQUET MIS Hip Attachment enhances the functionality of MAQUET surgical tables by providing greater surgical access for minimally invasive total hip replacement. This positioning device helps speed recovery times by enabling surgeons to make an incision of only two to three inches compared with incision lengths of eight to 10 inches that are typically required for a hip operation.

LISTED UNDER: O.R. Table Accessories

Safety Products for Healthcare Settings

August 11, 2006 6:18 am | Post Glover Lifelink | Product Releases | Comments

PG LifeLink’s healthcare products make life safer for patients and hospital staff.  The company offers its Isolated Power Systems, Patient Service Consoles and other OR equipment. Isolated Power Systems provide essential electrical fault protection required in “wet” operating room settings. The systems protect against a first fault to ground while continuing to supply power to vital medical equipment; an integrated alarm provides notification for quick fault correction.

LISTED UNDER: Power Equipment

Alternating Pressure Overlay

August 11, 2006 6:18 am | Graham-Field Health Products | Product Releases | Comments

The Lumex® AltaDyne™ Five-Inch Alternating Pressure / Low Air Loss Overlay System is a portable, less costly option for alternating pressure mattress replacement systems in the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers. It is an effective pressure management option for both homecare and long-term care settings alike.

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Abdominal Ring Retractor

August 11, 2006 6:17 am | Automated Medical Products Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

This stainless steel abdominal ring retractor is available with a four-inch or six-inch Diameter Ring. Four Blades are included with the ring, two of which are solid while the other two are fenestrated. The blades are approximately ¾ inch wide by 2 inches deep. Adjustments to blades are quick and positive, and no parts can become detached or lost from the ring.

LISTED UNDER: Retractors

Two-Finger Blunt Stay

August 11, 2006 6:17 am | Lone Star Medical Products, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The 3384 Elastic Stay features two 12-mm blunt hooks with a 10-mm finger spread. The solid silicone-molded design includes a larger grasping area for easier handling. The body and tail of the Stay are tinted light yellow in keeping with Lone Star’s product color coding, which also facilitates Stay organization and recognition in the wound site.

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Multipurpose Abdominal Retractor Systems

August 11, 2006 6:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

Flexible setups, strong, dependable locking posts and clamps and bariatric options make this Multipurpose Abdominal Retractor System (MARS) from Cardinal Health, V. Mueller® Products a smart choice. The two table posts and crossbar create a stable frame, while the Easy Clamps™ hold a broad range of retractor blades firmly in place.

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Arthroscopic Camera System

August 11, 2006 6:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

The TrueView Direct autoclavable camera system features a single-hand control of all user interfaces, allowing the scope holding hand full control over image rotation by +/- 180 degrees, all three remote switches and even both stopcocks. This helps to make arthroscopy seamless as the other hand can now remain on the shaver or ablation device throughout the entire case.

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Custom Bone Probe

August 11, 2006 6:17 am | Gauthier Biomedical Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The new custom Durometer bone probe easily gauges the depth of a hole created in a bone during spinal procedures using the custom Durometer silicone handle and chrome-coated shaft. The silicone handle allows for specific hardness or softness, depending on the surgeon’s preference. This allows for a secure and comfortable grip during procedures.

LISTED UNDER: Hand Held Instruments

Kerrison Punch

August 11, 2006 6:17 am | Teleflex Medical | Product Releases | Comments

KMedic’s CleanPunch 2.0 is an innovative, non-traditional kerrison punch available in bite sizes ranging from one to five millimeters. The instrument’s one-piece design allows users to open and fully expose the instrument’s shaft without taking the punch apart. This simple, yet highly functional, design yields two notable clinician benefits: Single-piece construction practically eliminates the possibility of losing or switching parts, while easy access to the punch’s interior means that sterilization departments can significantly reduce the risk of infection from improper cleaning.

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Tourniquet Systems

June 15, 2006 12:30 pm | 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

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

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