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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.

LISTED UNDER: Staplers

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.

LISTED UNDER: Hernia Mesh
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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.

LISTED UNDER: Hernia Mesh

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

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

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.

LISTED UNDER: Staplers

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
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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

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.

LISTED UNDER: Hernia Mesh

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.

LISTED UNDER: Hernia Mesh

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.

LISTED UNDER: Hernia Mesh

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.

LISTED UNDER: Staplers

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