SI-BONE, Inc., a medical device company that is pioneering the use of a minimally invasive surgical (MIS) device to fuse the sacroiliac (SI) joint announced today the publication of the first peer-reviewed journal article on the iFuse Implant System for the treatment of sacroiliac joint disruptions or degenerative sacroiliitis.
Advanced Medical Innovations unveiled the Neutray™ Sharps Passing Tray for hands-free transfer of sharps during a surgical procedure. It has been specifically designed to handle many of the different styles of sharps used in today’s operating room.
Spectrum Surgical unveiled its full line of surgical instrument stringers. Spectrum’s stringers are designed to promote safer, quicker instrument handling for better processing and decontamination.
Healthmark Industries announces the Valvesafe, a new product to help keep endoscope valves and other detachable parts with the proper endoscope throughout reprocessing. The Valvesafe™ locks onto the endoscope without concealing any part of the scope and is able to hold a maximum of four valves at once.
FirstCall Innovations introduces the SIM Clip, an innovative transducer holder. Unique spring-loaded clip design secures transducers anywhere, for optimal hemodynamic monitoring. Universal transducer mounts can be used with multiple transducer manufacturers.
Heartburn is one of the most common reasons for people to see a doctor, and some physicians often use upper endoscopy to diagnose and manage gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). However, most patients do not require the procedure unless other serious symptoms are present, according to the American College of Physicians (ACP) Clinical Guidelines Committee.
A new technology called the Pipeline embolization device (PED) shows encouraging results in patients with certain types of difficult-to-treat brain aneurysms, reports the December issue of Neurosurgery.
Healthmark Industries announces the new Osteotome Rack to its Protech instrument trays line. The innovative design keeps osteotome tips from damage during transportation and reprocessing. These racks make it easy and safe for handling in and out of the OR.
Buffalo Filter’s PlumePen™ electrosurgical pen features a sleek compact design that combines precision surgical smoke plume management with electrosurgery in one device. Featuring Flexible Plume Capture (FPC) TechnologyTM, the extendable/retractable capture port lets surgeons customize the placement of the smoke evacuation inlet for optimum visibility and the most effective capture regardless of blade length.
Aesculap, Inc. announces its Caiman 5 sealing and cutting device. Caiman 5 features a proprietary hinged jaw which provides balanced tissue compression proximally and distally. As a result, energy delivered to the tissue’s surface creates a clean, even seal, free of charring, reducing the need to seal tissue twice.
Advanced Medical Innovations offers its line of Mayo and Metzenbaum Miracle Scissors. A cam mechanism has been incorporated to make sure the scissors’ jaws are always together and will cut consistently every time without splaying.
At a time many Americans devote to counting their blessings, a group of underprivileged patients in Veracruz, Mexico are thankful to be regaining the most critical aspects of rural life – their mobility and livelihood.
Olympus offers the Thunderbeat, a single multi-functional instrument with ultrasonic, bipolar energies, allowing a surgeon to simultaneously seal and cut vessels up to and including 7 millimeters in size with minimal thermal spread.
MAQUET Cardiovascular offers the MEGA 7.5Fr. 30cc and 40cc intra-aortic balloon (IAB) catheters. These catheters will allow clinicians to provide patients with hemodynamic support, regardless of their height. The design of the MEGA IAB family provides benefits for patients and clinicians–MEGA’s balloons displace blood in the aorta during diastole, resulting in improved augmentation and unloading.
April 23, 2012 TRU-Vu Monitors, Inc. has just released a new 22-inch Medical-Grade LCD display that is optimized for a wide range of medical applications from near-patient monitoring and endoscopic systems to surgical operating rooms. The new MM-22C is a widescreen (16:10 aspect ratio) high-definition (720p HD) color LCD monitor with an ultra-wide 178º x 178º viewing angle, quick response time and brilliant color reproduction.
Megadyne's Mega Power® Electrosurgical Generator is now even easier to use with a new faceplate interface for improved access to all modes. The original generator was designed specifically to be easy to use; this latest version has been further simplified as its push-button functionality now offers intuitive, dedicated buttons to activate each function and mode.
Invuity has introduced a new line of surgical devices that provide surgeons enhanced visibility during spinal surgeries. The instruments integrate Invuity's Eigr technology, enhancing visualization by bringing illumination inside the incision. The spinal instruments line features the Eigr Saber, a single-use, low-profile, ergonomic, hand-held illumination device with integrated suction.
Dr Craig G Rogers at the Vattikuti Urology Institute performs a robotic partial nephrectomy using a robotic Doppler probe (Vascular Technology) for identification of hilar vessels and confirmation of parenchymal ischemia.
Dr. Jesse Jupiter Chief, Hand and Upper Extremity Service Massachusetts General Hospital, MA Dr. Jupiter describes his experience and opinion on using HemaClear for surgical procedures, especially on the elbow. For more information, visit http://hemaclear.com/ .
Video showcasing the innoport device. The InnoPort, a product of Innovia LLC, facilitates performance of laparoscopic surgery through one incision, instead of multiple incisions, with the goal of minimizing pain, scarring, and recovery time for patients. The device's simple, hollow, cone-shape design grants physicians unrestricted access to the abdominal cavity with up to three rigid, curved, and/or articulating 5mm instruments.
MacPherson Medical Inc. has launched a novel multi-purpose surgical instrument tray that is designed to eliminate unnecessary prep time in the operating room. Made of Radel® polyphenylsulfone (PPSU) resin from Solvay Specialty Polymers, the Stat-Mat® Minor surgical tray reduces instrument set-up time from as much as 10 minutes to only 10 seconds, plus it protects instruments from damage and ensures fast and accurate instrument count.
Stallion Headlamps from Bryton Corp. are surgical light sources that can provide light consistently for up to 9 hours. According to the company, the technology uses minimal energy and produces zero heat, giving surgeons the freedom to move during a procedure with ease comfort. The system’s cordless design also contributes to safety for the whole surgical team by removing the possible dangers that come with fiber optic cables.
The disposable Standard Via-Guard® from SurgiMark, Inc. alternates clog-free Tip and adjustable Poole suction in one unique instrument.