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Pretzel-Shaped Laparoscopic Retractors

September 16, 2013 10:44 am | by CareFusion | Product Releases | Comments

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.

MatrixRIB MIPO Instrumentation

September 13, 2013 9:52 am | by DePuy Synthes CMF | Product Releases | Comments

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.

McCarthy Mini-Sternotomy Retractor With Universal Lift

September 12, 2013 9:30 am | by Kapp Surgical Instruments, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

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.


GeniSis Veress Needle

September 11, 2013 10:51 am | by DeRoyal | DeRoyal | Product Releases | Comments

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.


September 10, 2013 10:37 am | by Flower Orthopedics | Product Releases | Comments

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.

New Sinus Surgery And Instrument Could Improve Outcomes

August 21, 2013 4:41 pm | by YouTube | Videos | Comments

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.

MINOP Invent

August 15, 2013 12:00 pm | by Aesculap, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

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.

Disposable Tonsil Adenoid Debrider

August 1, 2013 11:06 am | by Olympus | Olympus America, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

(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.


Laparoscopic Reposable Scissors

July 30, 2013 9:55 am | by Aesculap | Product Releases | Comments

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.

NovaTract Laparoscopic Dynamic Retractor

July 29, 2013 10:14 am | by NovaTract Surgical | Product Releases | Comments

(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.

Cordless Ultrasonic Dissection Device

July 24, 2013 10:28 am | by Covidien | Product Releases | Comments

(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.

'Intelligent Knife' Tells Surgeon Which Tissue Is Cancerous

July 18, 2013 1:55 pm | News | Comments

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.

The Switch Safety Scalpel

July 15, 2013 9:52 am | by Medline Industries | Medline Industries, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

(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.


2013 Instrumentation Survey Report

July 8, 2013 3:54 pm | by Mike Schmidt, Editor, Surgical Products | Articles | Comments

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.

BOOKWALTER Retractor Enhancements

July 1, 2013 10:02 am | by Symmetry Medical | Symmetry Medical Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

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.

Handheld Laparoscopic Instruments

June 25, 2013 9:49 am | by Aesculap | Product Releases | Comments

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.

Pretzel-Shaped Laparoscopic Retractors

June 18, 2013 9:59 am | by CareFusion | Product Releases | Comments

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.

Clot Removal Device

June 17, 2013 9:45 am | by Codman Neuro | Product Releases | Comments

The REVIVE SE device is a self-expanding nitinol basket that is designed to ease navigation through small and tortuous blood vessels and arteries in the cerebral vasculature, and enable rapid restoration of blood flow to the brain during an acute ischemic stroke.

Why Surgical Instruments Are The Way They Are

June 14, 2013 9:42 am | by Sid Schwab, M.D. | Blogs | Comments

All surgeons do that move: keeping an instrument in half a hand while doing something else, then regaining full use of it. Still, mundane as it is, that “third eye” part of my brain notices and likes that I can do it. It’s part of that little voice that constantly reminds me, whispers in amazement, that I’m here doing this stuff.

Adjustable Stringers

June 13, 2013 10:10 am | by Healthmark Industries | Healthmark Industries Company, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

(2013 ESP Award Nominee) 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.

Fuse Endoscope System

June 7, 2013 2:06 pm | by EndoChoice | Product Releases | Comments

(2013 ESP Award Nominee) EndoChoice’s Fuse endoscope system is a proprietary arrangement of three small cameras on a flexible GI endoscope. By using three cameras, the Fuse system allows doctors to see nearly twice as much surface area as they can with traditional endoscopes that only use one camera.

DS Ligation Clip System

June 5, 2013 11:09 am | by Aesculap | Product Releases | Comments

Reduce costs in laparoscopic appendectomies with Aesculap’s DS Ligation Clip System. The DS Ligation Clip provides a cost-effective solution, without compromising on security, for laparoscopic appendectomies. This is made possible by providing up to a 75 percent per procedure cost savings compared to endomechanical staplers and an innovative “double clip” design that acts like a fenestrated grasper for a firm hold on tissue.

Hands-Free Transfer Tray

May 21, 2013 12:20 pm | by Aspen Surgical | Product Releases | Comments

Aspen Surgical announces the launch of its Bard-Parker Hands-Free Transfer Tray. The transfer tray provides surgeons and operating room staff with a method for organizing and passing surgical instruments safely and effectively.


May 21, 2013 12:09 pm | by Healthmark Industries | Healthmark Industries Company, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

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.

BF-190 Bronchoscopes

May 8, 2013 9:56 am | by Olympus | Olympus America, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

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.

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