Surgical Drainage Device

January 12, 2006 10:44 am | Axiom Medical, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The SeroVac® is a minimally invasive disposable surgical drainage option for seroma/hematoma treatment. SeroVac introduces a soft, durable 14 gauge catheter, requiring only one access/puncture site for insertion and evacuation. The perforated indwelling design allows continuous drainage in a single procedure, avoiding multiple aspirations.

LISTED UNDER: Wound Drainage Systems

Vessel Closure System

January 12, 2006 10:13 am | Abbott Laboratories | Product Releases | Comments

The StarClose™ Vascular Closure System is a new vessel closure device engineered to enable faster, safe and secure closure, and earlier patient mobilization after catheterization. StarClose introduces a tiny circumferential flexible clip onto the surface of the femoral artery, closing the artery securely in a matter of seconds following diagnostic catheterization procedures, such as those used to diagnose coronary artery disease.

LISTED UNDER: Hemostasis Products

Pelvic Floor Reconstruction Mesh

November 11, 2005 5:33 am | Caldera Medical, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Caldera Medical introduces POPmesh™, a soft monofilament polypropylene mesh that can be used for a variety of pelvic floor procedures, including cystocele, rectocele, and vault prolapse. Supple yet strong, POPmesh’s flexibility and low density enable optimal anatomical conformance. Its macroporous structure creates a pliable scaffold with soft edges to reduce irritation risk.


Surgical Wound Treatment Products

September 12, 2005 2:29 pm | Axiom Medical, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Axiom Medical is launching two minimally invasive surgical wound treatment products. The MinEvac™ is a disposable surgical drain system created specifically for small, delicate closed-wound suction applications, including skin-flap procedures. It uses gentle suction to evacuate fluids and keep the skin flap down.

LISTED UNDER: Wound Drainage Systems

Laparoscopic Stapler

August 22, 2005 9:38 am | Ethicon Endo-Surgery | Product Releases | Comments

The Echelon™ 60 ENDOPATH® Stapler delivers hemostasis and a true 60mm staple line. It can be used in laparoscopic weight loss surgery procedures and for laparoscopic colorectal and thoracic procedures. The Echelon 60 ENDOPATH has a revolutionary design with Enhanced Compression that features the combination of a rigid anvil and a new 3-Point Gap Control for consistent staple formation and hemostasis.


Hernia Repair Implant

July 19, 2005 5:24 am | Tissue Science Laboratories, Plc | Product Releases | Comments

The Permacol® implant is a porcine dermal tissue that offers significant advantages in several types of hernia repair. The implant is reinforced through a proprietary cross linking process, which results in a 3-dimensional scaffold resistant to human and bacterial collagenase. In addition to allowing cellular ingrowth and revascularization, the Permacol Implant produces minimal inflammatory response and minimal risk of immune response, precluding testing for potential allergic reaction.


Inguinal Hernia Repair Device

July 19, 2005 5:24 am | Cook Surgical | Product Releases | Comments

Surgisis® IHM™ is a cost-effective inguinal hernia matrix device ideal for reinforcing soft tissue during open or laparoscopic repair of an inguinal hernia. This hernia repair mesh is derived from small intestinal submucosa (SIS), a collagen biomatrix that supports remodeling by the host tissues.


Implantable Therapy System for Chronic Pain

July 19, 2005 5:22 am | Medtronic | Product Releases | Comments

The SynergyPlus+™ implantable neurostimulation system for chronic pain is designed to give patients more control over the delivery of stimulation that blocks pain signals from reaching the brain while performing a variety of daily activities. The SynergyPlus+ offers up to 26 program options. Using a small, hand-held “remote control” programming device, patients can choose among multiple settings that are preset by a physician to address pain levels associated with different daily tasks, such as standing, walking or laying down.

LISTED UNDER: Muscle Stimulators

Fistula Repair Device

June 10, 2005 10:33 am | Cook Surgical | Product Releases | Comments

The Surgisis® AFP™ Fistula Plug is the firstsurgical device specifically designed for the repair of fistulas. A fistula, an abnormal channel that develops between body organs, most commonly occurring from the intestine to an opening in the skin, can be painful and seriously impact a patient’s quality of life.

LISTED UNDER: Topical Wound Treatment Products

Skin Closure Device

June 10, 2005 10:33 am | Incisive Surgical, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The INSORB®|20 Subcuticular Skin Stapler is now available to the obstetrics and gynecological market, offering women a comfortable, convenient and cosmetic choice for their cesarean section and abdominal hysterectomy surgeries. The INSORB|20 offers the speed of metal skin staplers with the cosmetic results and comfort of sutures.


Conforming Bandage

June 10, 2005 10:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Apex™, a conforming gauze bandage, Apex is just the latest in the DeRoyal family of advanced wound care products. Apex is a one-ply polyester and rayon blend that conforms easily to body contours, stretches and clings to itself. Highly absorbent, it maintains its conformability when wet and remains in place even when saturated with drainage.

LISTED UNDER: Bandages & Dressings

Spinal Cord Stimulation System

April 13, 2005 7:29 am | Boston Scientific/Microvasive | Product Releases | Comments

The Precision™ Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) system is the smallest and first rechargeable SCS system available. The implantable system treats chronic pain by delivering tiny electrical signals to the spinal cord that mask pain signals as they travel to the brain, creating instead a tingling sensation called paresthesia.

LISTED UNDER: Muscle Stimulators

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

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.



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