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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Flexible Surgical Stapling Device

March 20, 2007 12:29 pm | Power Medical Interventions Inc | Product Releases | Comments

The Natural Orifice Linear Cutter (NOLC) enables surgeons to perform procedures through the gastrointestinal tract (GI) without cutting or puncturing the skin of the abdominal wall. This has the potential to advance laparoscopic surgery, as well as the emerging Natural Orifice Translumenal Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES) field.

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Making Ends Meet

February 15, 2007 7:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

Among the most basic and important skills a surgeon has is the ability to close a wound, whether it be caused by accident or during surgery. This has been the case since the dawn of surgery as a profession. Once the work has been done and the patient treated, the closure of the surgical site can be almost as critical to the patient’s outcome as the success of the surgery itself.

LISTED UNDER: Topical Wound Treatment Products

Cold Therapy Ice Packs

February 15, 2007 7:16 am | Precept Medical Products, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

These Premium Cold Packs are durably constructed of three layers: a soft outer, an absorbent middle, and an impervious inner plastic bladder. The absorbent layer lessens the patient’s exposure to perspiration from the bladder as the ice melts. The secure plastic clip is completely enclosed within the ice bag, and is securely attached to the bag by a plastic sleeve or “clip-slip.

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Tying Technology & Safety Together

January 12, 2007 10:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Suturing. It is among the most basic, yet critically important, skills that a surgeon or OR nurse can have. When all is said and done, the integrity of the sutures in internal tissue, the fascia and those closing the surgical site can mean the difference between a successful surgery with full patient recovery or one marked by countless and potentially life threatening complications.

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Cold Packs

January 12, 2007 9:51 am | Precept Medical Products, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

These cold packs are durably constructed of three layers: a soft outer, an absorbent middle and an impervious inner plastic bladder. The absorbent layer lessens the patient’s exposure to perspiration from the bladder as the ice melts. The secure plastic clip is completely enclosed within the ice bag, and is securely attached to the bag by a plastic sleeve or “clip-slip.

LISTED UNDER: Ice Packs

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