Moisture Protection Dressing

March 14, 2005 5:09 am | Brown Medical Industries | Product Releases | Comments

The disposable Shower Patch™ is a secondary or supplemental dressing that allows patients to shower while keeping wound sites or surgical dressings dry. Easy to apply and remove, Shower Patch is made of a transparent film, permitting a view of the wound or bandage to be covered. The design also features a paper release liner with medical grade adhesive located around the perimeter of the patch.

LISTED UNDER: Bandages & Dressings

Keeping Blood Where It Belongs

February 16, 2005 4:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

Blood loss has always been a major concern in surgery, and controlling intraoperative bleeding to minimize blood loss is crucial to the success of any surgery and the patient’s recovery. Naturally, the less blood that a patient loses the better; and that is especially true when taking into account patients’ growing concerns over the safety of blood transfusions.

LISTED UNDER: Hemostasis Products

Biocompatible Hernia Mesh

February 16, 2005 3:55 am | Atrium Medical Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

ProLite™ and ProLite Ultra™ meshes offer improved biocompatibility for the repair of surgical defects including inguinal, femoral, umbilical, chest and abdominal hernias. Atrium's Parallel Flex™ knit construction maximizes flexibility, strength and conformity to the patient's anatomy.


Hernia Repair Mesh Plug

February 16, 2005 3:55 am | Atrium Medical Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

The ProLoop™ Plug is a non-absorbable, lightweight, pre-formed, three-dimensional plug constructed of knitted rows of monofilament polypropylene with multiple protruding monofilament loops. The innovative shape simply conforms to the defect, stays in place, sutures easily, and will not collapse or "pop out" during the procedure.


Resorbable Fixation Device

February 16, 2005 3:55 am | Sofradim International | Product Releases | Comments

The I-Clip PLA20 provides totally resorbable hernia mesh fixation. This ergonomically designed instrument contains 20 I-Clips that are made of polylactic acid (PLA). The I-Clip’s unique shape provides secure fixation with less trauma to both tissue and mesh. It can be used in both inguinal and ventral procedures, fully resorbing after the mesh has been secured to the parietal wall.


Mesh Fixation Device

February 16, 2005 3:55 am | United States Surgical | Product Releases | Comments

The Autosuture™ ProTack™ 5mm Fixation Device offers the trusted and proven helical tack design. Its titanium helical tack design has been used by surgeons for over 10 years with well over 10 million surgically implanted. The ProTack instrument has application in endoscopic surgery procedures for fixation of prosthetic material and approximation of tissue in various surgical specialties, such as the repair of hernial defects.


Inguinal Hernia Matrix Device

February 16, 2005 3:55 am | Cook Surgical | Product Releases | Comments

Surgisis® IHM™ is a cost-effective inguinal hernia matrix device specifically configured for use in reinforcing soft tissue during both open and laparoscopic repair of an inguinal hernia. Available in an 8.0 by 13.0 cm rectangular shape and designed to provide excellent handling characteristics, this hernia repair mesh offers surgeons long-term biomechanical strength while conforming easily to complex anatomy.


Abdominal Prosthesis

February 16, 2005 3:55 am | Starsurgical, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The Wittmann Patch™ is a Velcro-like temporary abdominal prosthesis used for bridging abdominal wall openings where primary closure is not possible, and for repeat laparotomies. It allows for gradual closure of the fascial edges, minimizing or avoiding the big hernias associated with the open abdomen.



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