Flower Orthopedics today announced the availability of its FlowerCube, a standardized, single-use bone fixation concept that provides significant operation and operational efficiencies. Each cube is indication-tailored and contains all of the necessary implants, trials, and instruments needed to perform a procedure in one conveniently-sized, Ready-for-Surgery FlowerCube.
Cook Medical has a new device to simplify percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) procedures, during which physicians break up and remove large kidney stones, or can use it in the bladder to break up large bladder stones. LithAssist combines suction control and provides access for a laser fiber. It is the first device globally to provide suction control and laser fiber access. Prior to the availability of LithAssist, an assistant controlled suction by kinking a tube, similar to how one would stop water flow from a garden hose.
Encompass Group, LLC, is pleased to offer an exciting new choice to hospital and extended care patients. DreamAngel pillows offer exceptional patient comfort along with the protection required in a healthcare setting. The pillow interior is filled with premium 100 percent hypoallergenic down alternative fiberfill (made in the United States with recycled materials). The cluster fiber option provides higher loft and support while the gel fiber offers a more luxurious feel.
Mitek Sports Medicine, a leader in orthopaedics sports medicine and a part of the DePuy Synthes Companies of Johnson & Johnson, announced it has added the RIGIDFIX Curve Cross Pin System, the first of its kind, designed specifically for use with the anteromedial (AM) portal approach to enable a more anatomic ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) reconstruction. Using the AM portal approach, the RIGIDFIX Curve System enables precise placement of two cross pins in the femoral tunnel.
Encompass Group, LLC introduces Albahealth Safe Haven Bedside Fall Mats. The new mats are designed to help protect at-risk patients from the injuries associated with bedside falls. Safe Haven Bedside Fall Mats feature high density cushioned support for an effective way to help prevent injuries resulting from patient falls at the bedside.
Innovative Therapies’ Quantum is the first fully-featured device to offer negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) with simultaneous irrigation to enhance continuous healing for patients and an innovative economic model based on therapy hours used.
CareFusion introduced a 3mm version of its Snowden-Pencer pretzel-shaped laparoscopic retractors. The 3mm shaft enables even smaller incisions and is designed to promote faster recovery time, minimize scarring through smaller incisions, and reduce post-operative pain and trauma for the patient. CareFusion’s Snowden-Pencer pretzel-shaped laparoscopic retractors (both 3mm and 5mm) allow surgeons easier access, visualization, and leverage when manipulating larger organs and structures compared to other retractors.
The latest advancement of NDSsi's ultra-wideband (UWB) wireless video technology, ZeroWire Ultra allows up to nine transmitter/receiver pairs to operate simultaneously within neighboring vicinities (75-feet radius). Utilizing an innovative system of “Time Frequency Coding,” ZeroWire Ultra units are programmed to change frequency bands in a specific sequence and timing, creating nine non-interfering channels, compared to the previous generation’s three-channel limit.
Medisafe America offers the Sonic Irrigator designed for the daVinci Endowrist instrument. The built in class II-Thermal disinfection feature combines cleaning and disinfection steps into one process complete with; enzymatic detergent wash, lumen flushing with simultaneous ultrasonic cleaning cycle, finalized with a thermal rinse.
IMP’s Tri-Pull Secure Shoulder Solution employs three proven systems (Phase4 Gel Splint, Reznik Universal Shoulder Positioner, De Mayo RoTractor) to distract and control precise rotation of the shoulder during arthroscopic surgery. The RoTractor delivers incremental amounts of arm rotation while maintaining shoulder distraction at the same time.
The Wrong Site Sleeve from Patient Safety Gear can be placed on the arm or leg. It is designed to protect against wrong site surgery. After marking the surgical site pre-operatively with a skin marker, the wrong site sleeve is placed on the patient’s “wrong limb” to avoid any mistakes once the patient is taken to the operating room.
HoverTech International’s HT-Wedge Adjustable Positioning Device inflates to lift and position patients for improved visualization during intubation. The dual chamber design allows the head and chest to be adjusted separately, making it easier to achieve ear to sternal notch positioning regardless of the patient’s body type.
Ultra Clean Systems offers its latest high-capacity ultrasonic cleaning system, the XL48. The innovative XL48 comes equipped with cutting-edge TRT (Titanium Rod Technology), significantly decreasing cycle times to less than a third of standard wash cycles. The XL48 cleans 48 cannulated or 32 robotic instruments in 13 minutes. This high-capacity and speedy throughput optimizes department efficiency, preventing bottlenecks and maximizing patient safety.
PHASIX Mesh from Davol is a fully resorbable soft tissue reconstruction implant and a potential alternative to biologics and to long-term permanent mesh. Providing a durable repair without permanent foreign material, it is intended to handle similarly to polypropylene mesh. PHASIX Mesh material retains a greater amount of strength for a longer period of time versus other fully resorbable materials and gradually and predictably loses mechanical strength as demonstrated by preclinical data.
Key Surgical introduces easy-to-use, double-sided tags that are designed for communicating and identifying critical information in regards to scope reprocessing. Designed for use on processed, dry scopes, the self-looping tags are available in two styles. Choose from seven colors for easy color-coding with month, day and date of processing or a larger, white tag to capture more detailed information.