Medline Industries, Inc. introduces The Switch Safety Scalpel. Previous safety scalpels couldn’t match the feel and usability of the traditional #3. But The Switch is designed to feel, weigh, and act like your regular #3.
Adjustable Stringers from Healthmark Industries save time and improve overall efficiency during instrument reprocessing. When adjusted to its maximum open position, the Adjustable Stringer exposes instruments to optimal cleaning in the instrument washer, and then can be adjusted to the width suitable for placement in a sterilization tray.
Kimberly-Clark announced the launch of Kimguard Smart-Fold Sterilization Wrap, an innovative sterilization packaging designed to provide the durability necessary for the most demanding applications. Smart-Fold features triple-layer reinforcement to protect the heaviest procedure trays and loaner sets from tears and cuts that can occur during handling. The extra reinforcement also translates to fewer trays being returned for reprocessing.
A.M. Surgical, Inc. announced today the launch of the Stratos Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release System. The Stratos Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release System is used for the surgical treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome. The Stratos offers a minimally invasive surgical approach to relieve the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome and results in a smaller incision, less pain, and a quicker return to work and normal activities when compared to traditional open carpal tunnel release surgery.
Aesculap, Inc. is pleased to announce the availability of the MINOP Invent, which pushes the boundaries of neurosurgical techniques in offering a solution for bi-manual resection of solid tumors and cysts.
Olympus announced the commercial availability of its 510(k) cleared BF-190 bronchoscopes. The new BF-190 bronchoscopes offer unparalleled maneuverability and flexibility through the combination of their unique Rotary Function and wider tip angulation, which will potentially allow physicians to access areas of the lung that may not be easily reached with current generation bronchoscopes. The Rotary Function is estimated to reduce hand torque by up to 82 percent, which may translate to a significant reduction in hand fatigue and injury.
Clinimed's unique concave blade design, originally implemented on the company's Lipo-Abdominoplasty retractor, is utilized on its new breast retractor. This new retractor design allows the user to apply force in either a PUSH (reduction procedures) or PULL (augmentation procedures) motion. The concave blade is enhanced by horizontal deep “serrations” which enhance stability when lifting.
Buffalo Filter’s PlumePen electrosurgical pencil features a sleek compact design that combines precision surgical smoke plume management with electrosurgery in one device. Featuring Flexible Plume Capture (FPC) Technology, 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.
The Olympus DIEGO ELITE Multidebrider is the world's only ENT system to offer both monopolar and bipolar energy blades for hemostasis – as well as traditional standard shaver blades – providing specialists with a full array of surgery options using just one device. Procedures powered by the Olympus DIEGO ELITE Multidebrider offer significantly shorter surgery times compared to those performed using standard blades.
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.
DePuy Synthes CMF, a leader in skeletal and soft tissue repair and reconstruction, announced the launch of new instrumentation that enables less invasive surgical fixation and stabilization of rib fractures with the company's MatrixRIB System of precontoured, low-profile titanium plates, locking screws and intramedullary splints. MatrixRIB Minimally Invasive Plate Osteosynthesis (MIPO) instrumentation was designed to provide surgeons with improved access, through small incisions, to rib fractures including difficult to reach sub-scapula rib fractures.
Kapp Surgical Instruments, Inc. offers the McCarthy Mini-Sternotomy Retractor with Universal Lift, a self-retaining retractor that provides excellent exposure for a variety of valve operations, Maze procedures, or other intra cardiac procedures. It can be used for coronary artery bypass operations or for mini-sternotomy procedures depending upon the patient’s size.
DeRoyal now offers the GeniSis Veress Needle as part of its comprehensive endoscopic portfolio. Available in two standard sizes (120mm & 150mm length) the GeniSis Veress Needle provides maximum savings for laparoscopic abdominal access and insufflation.
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.
Board-certified ear, nose, and throat surgeon Dr. Mark Overholt explains a new type of sinus surgery using a new instrument in great detail. According to Dr. Overholt, it is a procedure that stands to really help surgeons improve sinus surgery outcomes.
Aesculap, Inc. is pleased to announce the availability of the MINOP Invent, which pushes the boundaries of neurosurgical techniques in offering a solution for bi-manual resection of solid tumors and cysts. MINOP InVent - Offering more for patients through less invasive techniques.
(2013 ESP Award Nominee) Olympus introduces the world’s first and only Monopolar, Disposable Tonsil Adenoid Debrider (DTAD). DTAD includes three industry firsts in one device combining monopolar energy, a battery-powered debrider, and a malleable shaver blade that can be set at 40 degrees for adenoids, 15 degrees for tonsils, or anywhere in between.
Aesculap Sovereign Laparoscopic Reposable Scissors are designed to offer the convenience and guaranteed sharpness of a single use scissor with the cost savings of a reusable. The cost effective scissors provide up to a 45 percent cost savings over single use scissors with no maintenance costs.
(2013 ESP Award Nominee) The NovaTract laparoscopic dynamic retractor, a 5mm device designed for general, colorectal, gynecologic, urologic, and robotic-assisted minimally invasive surgery offers improved tissue manipulation with its exclusive tension adjusting system, coupled with the ability to easily modify the angle of retraction as needed.
(2013 ESP Award Nominee) The Sonicision cordless ultrasonic dissection device from Covidien is a hand-held, battery-powered surgical instrument. The unique cordless design and simplified set-up of the Sonicision system allow for more freedom of movement and better efficiency in the operating room.
Scientists have developed an "intelligent knife" that can tell surgeons immediately whether the tissue they are cutting is cancerous or not. In the first study to test the invention in the operating theatre, the "iKnife" diagnosed tissue samples from 91 patients with 100 percent accuracy, instantly providing information that normally takes up to half an hour to reveal using laboratory tests.
(2013 ESP Award Nominee) Medline Industries, Inc. introduces The Switch Safety Scalpel. Previous safety scalpels couldn’t match the feel and usability of the traditional #3. But The Switch is designed to feel, weigh, and act like your regular #3. It’s reusable, like the #3, weighs within 2 grams of the #3, and fits any standard scalpel blade in the market.
According to a recent survey, the average annual surgical spend at the facility of a Surgical Products reader will be about $175,000 this year. About 19 percent of respondents stated that their facility spends in excess of $250,000, and almost half (46 percent) indicated their facility will spend about the same amount as they have previously on instrumentation over the next 12 to 18 months.
Symmetry Medical Inc. has launched twelve new line enhancements to the BOOKWALTER Retractor System through its hospital direct surgical instrumentation division, Symmetry Surgical. These product enhancements reduce the overall tray weight of a complete BOOKWALTER table mounted retractor system while providing increased usability.
Aesculap offers over 100 patterns of monopolar enabled handheld laparoscopic instruments. The Sovereign monopolar line of reusable scissors, forceps, graspers, and dissectors are designed to meet both the high performance expectations of surgeons and today’s rigorous reprocessing environment.