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Shoulder Positioner

July 13, 2007 7:40 am | Maramed Orthopedic Systems | Product Releases | Comments

The Arthroscopic Traction Assist provides proper positioning and suspension of the shoulder during arthroscopic surgery. This prefabricated device eliminates pressure sores caused by traction. It is made of orthopedic grade polyethylene plastic and is foam lined for patient comfort. The autoclavable device is complete with eyelet, positioning cord and a pre-sewn cotton stockinette.

LISTED UNDER: Traction Products
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Bioresorbable Adhesion Barrier

June 11, 2007 11:52 am | Genzyme Biosurgery | Product Releases | Comments

Seprafilm® Adhesion Barrier is a bioresorbable membrane comprised of chemically-modified HA-CMC. It is intended for use following open pelvic or abdominal surgery, serving as a site-specific, temporary adhesion barrier that physically separates tissues and organs during healing. Approximately 24 to 48 hours after placement, the membrane becomes a gel that is slowly resorbed within 7 days, the critical tissue healing period.

LISTED UNDER: Hernia Mesh

Laparoscopic Port Site Closure System

May 14, 2007 6:46 am | Coopersurgical, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The Carter-Thomason (CT) CloseSure™ wound closure system allows surgeons to attain full thickness closure of laparoscopic port sites quickly and easily. This dramatically reduces the opportunity for complications associated with port site herniation. Two different sizes are specifically designed to accommodate normal size and obese patients.

LISTED UNDER: Suturing Device

Rotator Cuff Anchor

May 14, 2007 6:45 am | Depuy Mitek, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The VERSALOK rotator cuff anchor was developed to provide greater versatility in rotator cuff repair. The device allows surgeons the ability to address various tear pathologies with one implant and a variety of suture passing configurations including single row, dual row and suture spanning. The VERSALOK anchor expands by 29 percent post-deployment to provide solid fixation under the cortical bone.

LISTED UNDER: Suturing Device

Ankle Brace

April 25, 2007 6:46 am | Swede-O, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The X8 ankle brace features exclusive twin dual-purpose straps that can be applied quicker and easier than those utilized by other braces currently in use. The twin dual purpose straps allow easy readjustment of support levels, and are specially designed to secure both on the brace and on each other, providing a tight fit around the entire ankle.

LISTED UNDER: Braces

Orthopedic Suture

April 25, 2007 6:46 am | Depuy Mitek, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The ORTHOCORD™ Suture is a high strength, flexible orthopedic suture designed for knee and shoulder repair. Available in violet and blue, the ORTHOCORD Suture is made of braided High Molecular Weight Polyethylene, which gives it 55-pound straight tensile strength, and Polydioxnone, which provides flexibility and suppleness.

LISTED UNDER: Sutures

Ventral Hernia Repair Mesh

April 25, 2007 6:41 am | Davol, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The Bard® Composix® L/P Mesh is a low profile polypropylene and ePTFE prosthesis designed for laparoscopic ventral hernia repair. The lightweight, low profile design of the mesh allows it to fit more easily through a trocar. Once in place, the prosthesis offers permanent barrier protection against visceral attachment.

LISTED UNDER: Hernia Mesh

Fascia Closure Device

April 25, 2007 6:41 am | Suturtek Incorporated | Product Releases | Comments

The SuturTek 360° Fascia Closure Device™ protects surgeons, OR nurses and patients against suture needlesticks and potentially deadly bloodborne infections. Its proprietary, disposable suture cartridge aids in protecting against suture needlesticks by isolating the sharp point of the needle during loading, passing, suturing, and disposal.

LISTED UNDER: Suturing Device

Wound Drainage System

April 25, 2007 6:41 am | Microtek Medical, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The Wound-Evac® system is designed for wound sites where a more rapid healing process is necessitated. These pancake style evacuators are ideal for joint replacement and other procedures where large volumes of exudates are anticipated. The core innovation is a process for providing safe, effective and portable wound drainage through gentle negative pressure that actually removes harmful fluids and bacteria from the anatomy.

LISTED UNDER: Wound Drainage Systems

Topical Skin-Closure Adhesive

April 25, 2007 6:41 am | Us Surgical | Product Releases | Comments

INDERMIL™ Tissue Adhesive for the closure of topical skin incisions and lacerations allows surgeons to close wounds and incisions with a ready-to-use and precise single-application product, offering significant improvements in wound closure times compared with current methods. Unlike other closure options such as non-absorbable sutures or staples, which must be removed, INDERMIL gradually sheds from the wound in seven to ten days when no longer required.

LISTED UNDER: Skin Closure Devices

Gauze Packing Strips

April 25, 2007 6:41 am | Covidien | Product Releases | Comments

Curity™ AMD™ woven gauze packing strips have been impregnated with a highly effective yet safe antiseptic, PHMB. They are proven effective against MRSA, VRE and a broad range of bacteria but have no impact on epithelization. AMD Packing Strips come in a one yard package, which makes application easier, minimizes waste and saves time and money.

LISTED UNDER: Bandages & Dressings

Post-Surgical Breast Separator

April 25, 2007 6:40 am | Cosmetic Garments | Product Releases | Comments

Designed by a plastic surgeon, the T Bra™ breast separator aids in recovery from breast augmentation, breast reconstruction and breast reduction. It features a soft lace trim with the comfort of adjustable Velcro® spandex behind the bra, which expands up to an extra two inches. The bra is hand crafted and constructed of elastic stretch material and is latex free.

LISTED UNDER: Compression Garments

Ankle Stirrups

March 20, 2007 12:31 pm | Sroufe Healthcare Products, Llc | Product Releases | Comments

Air Ankle Stirrups stabilize weak ankle joints following the removal of casts. This new stirrups offer adjustable heel pieces to fit a range of sizes, two adjustable swivel straps and an air layer over a cushioning layer of foam. The shells of the stirrup are thin enough to fit in most athletic shoes.

LISTED UNDER: Braces

Colon Hydrotherapy System

March 20, 2007 12:31 pm | Lifestream Purification Systems, LLC | Product Releases | Comments

Angel of Water® CM-1 is a professional colon hydrotherapy system that offers a safe, hygienic and comfortable was to irrigate the colon prior to endoscopic exams, radiological exams and other medical procedures. Colonic irrigation with the CM-1 allows temperature-controlled purified water to flow, by gravity feed from the integral system reservoir through a sterile, single-use nozzle into the rectum in order to evacuate and cleanse colon contents.

LISTED UNDER: Hydrotherapy Products

Polyester Hernia Mesh

March 20, 2007 12:30 pm | Auto Suture Co. | Product Releases | Comments

Parietex™ polyester mesh delivers all of the benefits of hydrophilic polyester, including tissue ingrowth and a collagen barrier to minimize visceral attachments, while providing patients with compliance and comfort. The mesh provides a three dimensional weave that creates the space needed for healthy cells to grow into the mesh.

LISTED UNDER: Hernia Mesh

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