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Wound Drains

November 1, 2010 7:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cardinal Health offers a complete line of reservoirs and wound drains from Jackson-Pratt®, including classic perforated-style drains and silicone channel drains that provide improved drainage and high-tensile strength. The company’s wound drain portfolio also includes the uniquely designed Hemaduct® wound drain, which features a system of multiple ducts and lumens interconnected through a series of internal portals to provide more effective distribution of suction and fluid flow.

LISTED UNDER: Wound Drainage Systems

Biologic Grafts For Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy

October 26, 2010 5:51 am | Cook Medical, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Plastic surgeons treating patients faced with the difficult decision of reconstructive surgery after mastectomy now have access to breakthrough treatment options with Cook Medical's Biodesign® Tissue Generation Matrix and Biodesign Nipple Reconstruction Cylinder. Designed to signal the body to encourage rapid tissue remodeling, the Biodesign grafts strike a critical balance of strength and flexibility that achieve aesthetically pleasing results.

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Articulating Endocutter

October 25, 2010 6:12 am | Ethicon Endo-Surgery | Product Releases | Comments

The ECHELON FLEX™ ENDOPATH® Stapler from Ethicon Endo-Surgery is an articulating endocutter that offers enhanced system-wide compression, which is key in achieving a uniform, hemostatic staple line. The stapler has also been proven to deliver superior staple formation, even in thick tissue.

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Veritas® Collagen Matrix

October 19, 2010 7:15 am | Synovis Surgical Innovations | Product Releases | Comments

Synovis Surgical Innovations’ Veritas Collagen Matrix is an effective solution for abdominal wall reconstruction as it rapidly revascularizes and repopulates by surrounding host tissue. According to the company, additional features include: Minimizes tissue attachment to viscera.

LISTED UNDER: Hernia Mesh

AlloSkin™ Wound Care

October 15, 2010 6:43 am | Allosource | Product Releases | Comments

AlloSkin™ is a 1:1 meshed human skin graft obtained from cadaveric tissue. AlloSkin is extensively tested, cleaned and cryopreserved to maintain cellular structure, proteins, collagen, glycosaminoglycans (GAGs), cytokine mediators and growth factors. AlloSkin consists of epidermis and partial dermis Characteristics include: Easy handling: pliable and stretchable.

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Flexible Composite Mesh

October 11, 2010 6:35 am | Ethicon, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

                                  Ethicon, Inc. introduces the ETHICON PHYSIOMESH™ Flexible Composite Mesh.

LISTED UNDER: Hernia Mesh

Gel Bean Bag Positioners

September 23, 2010 12:34 pm | David Scott Company | Product Releases | Comments

Blue Diamond Gel Bean Bag positioners from David Scott offer added protection against pressure with free-float Gel Technology that allows the gel to shift and conform around the patient while distributing pressure evenly.

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Smaller Hernia Repair

September 23, 2010 12:34 pm | Atrium Medical Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

The V-Patch from Atrium is designed for the repair of small hernias such as umbilical, epigastric and trocar site defects. The exclusive Omega-3 Fatty Acid-Coated Reinforcement Washer allows for easy implantation of the device through a small defect, and a unique design enables the implant to lay flat against the abdominal wall in maintaining a smooth contact surface for incorporation in and around the defect.

LISTED UNDER: Hernia Mesh
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Knotless Anchor For Rotator Cuff Repair

September 23, 2010 12:34 pm | Depuy Mitek, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

DePuy Mitek, Inc. introduces the VERSALOK® PEEK, a nonmetallic, self-punching rotator cuff anchor that is 100 percent radiolucent and knotless. The new anchor eliminates the need to pre-awl a pilot hole (except in very hard bone), will not interfere with MRI scans and allows sutures to be affixed more quickly because knot-tying is not required.

LISTED UNDER: Orthosis Products

C-QUR™ Mesh

September 23, 2010 12:34 pm | Atrium Medical Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Booth # 905 C-QUR™ Mesh combines the clinically proven ProLite™ polypropylene mesh with an all natural Omega 3 fatty acid (O3FA) bioabsorbable coating.  Carefully researched and tested, C-QUR™ combines ideal mechanical performance and advanced O3FA technology to provide for a strong hernia repair with a more natural healing response and less tenacious tissue attachment.

LISTED UNDER: Hernia Mesh

C-QUR™ V-Patch

September 16, 2010 9:40 am | Atrium Medical Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

The V-Patch is designed for the repair of small hernias such as umbilical, epigastric, and trocar site defects. The exclusive Omega-3 Fatty Acid-Coated Reinforcement Washer allows for easy implantation of the device through a small defect. A unique design enables the implant to lay flat uniformly against the abdominal wall and maintain a smooth contact surface for incorporation in and around the defect.

LISTED UNDER: Hernia Mesh

Adhesive Seals Out Bacteria

August 6, 2010 7:23 am | Ethicon, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

ETHICON Products offers the DERMABOND Topical Skin Adhesive (2-octyl cyanoacrylate) that can act as a barrier against bacterial microbes. The microbial barrier provided by DERMABOND Adhesive seals out the most common infection-causing bacteria, including certain staph, pseudomonas and E.

LISTED UNDER: Skin Closure Devices

Suture Solutions

August 3, 2010 6:18 am | Ethicon, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Ethicon, Inc. offers multiple suture solutions for wound closure. According to the company, the MONOCRYL* Plus Antibacterial (Poliglecaprone 25) Suture offers: Protection for subcuticular closure and soft tissue approximation wound support for approximately 14 days Consistent absorption rate with a predictable decrease in tensile strength Smoothness of MONOCRYL Plus Suture results in less tissue drag than chromic gut sutures and braided synthetic absorbable sutures6 Knot security Coated VICRYL* Plus Antibacterial (Polyglactin 910) Sutures provide: Protection and strength for tissue approximation Wound support for approximately 4 weeks Knot snug-down, first-throw hold security and no tissue tearing A critical wound-healing period of 3 to 4 weeks PDS* Plus Antibacterial (Polydioxanone) Suture features: Protection and strength for slow-healing tissue Provides wound support for approximately 6 weeks A stronger suture with greater pliability Smooth passage through tissue For more information, visit www.

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Articulating Suturing Device

August 2, 2010 7:37 am | Covidien | Product Releases | Comments

Covidien introduces the SILS™ Stitch articulating suturing device for advanced laparoscopic surgery, including SILS single-incision procedures. The new SILS Stitch instrument is an automated suturing device with articulating features and a rotating tip for optimal mobility.

LISTED UNDER: Sutures

Barrier Gauze Wound Care Dressings

July 20, 2010 7:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

Quick-Med Technologies, Inc.’s NIMBUS™ (Novel Intrinsically MicroBonded Utility Substrate) employs a family of advanced antimicrobial polymers that destroy bacteria at the cellular level, thereby eliminating the risk of developing drug resistance. Unlike any other microbicide on the market today, NIMBUS works by creating a permanent bond with a multitude of substrates (without leaching) and is less than 10% the cost of similar silver-based antimicrobials.

LISTED UNDER: Bandages & Dressings

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