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McCarthy Mini-Sternotomy Retractor with Universal Lift

January 8, 2013 9:41 am | by Kapp Surgical Instruments | 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.

STRIP-T’S

December 19, 2012 10:18 am | by Kapp Surgical Instruments | Product Releases | Comments

Self-adhesive STRIP-T’S from Kapp Surgical Instruments are designed to organize all surgical tubes, scopes, and instruments attaching any place on the surgical field.  The STRIP-T’S  reduces the cost of replacing tubes, costly disposable suctions, surgical operative scopes, and bovies.

Clinical Trials Positive For Joint Fusing Device

December 12, 2012 1:33 pm | News | Comments

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.

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Sharps Passing Tray

December 12, 2012 10:57 am | by Advanced Medical Innovations | Advanced Medical Innovations (Ami) | Product Releases | Comments

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.

Surgical Instrument Stringers

December 11, 2012 11:21 am | by Spectrum Surgical | Spectrum Surgical Instruments Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

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.

The Valvesafe

December 10, 2012 10:48 am | 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.

SIM Clip Transducer Holder

December 5, 2012 10:28 am | by FirstCall Innovations | Product Releases | Comments

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.

Endoscopy Overused In Treatment

December 4, 2012 11:09 am | News | Comments

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.

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New Option For Treating Aneurysms

December 3, 2012 1:04 pm | News | Comments

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.

Osteotome Rack

November 30, 2012 10:07 am | by Healthmark Industries | Healthmark Industries Company, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

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.

Electrosurgical Pencil

November 30, 2012 9:35 am | by Buffalo Filter | Buffalo Filter | Product Releases | Comments

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.

Sealing And Cutting Device

November 28, 2012 10:18 am | by Aesculap | Aesculap | Product Releases | Comments

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.

AMI Miracle Scissors

November 26, 2012 9:37 am | by Advanced Medical Innovations | Advanced Medical Innovations (Ami) | Product Releases | Comments

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.

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Donations Make Knee Replacements Possible

November 21, 2012 10:10 am | News | Comments

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.

The Thunderbeat

November 20, 2012 10:37 am | by Olympus | Olympus | Product Releases | Comments

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.

Catheter That Performs Triple-Duty During Surgery Developed

November 16, 2012 11:03 am | News | Comments

A multipurpose medical catheter can both monitor heart functions and perform corrections on heart tissue during surgery. The device marks the first time stretchable electronics have been applied to a surgical process known as cardiac ablation, a milestone that could lead to simpler surgeries for arrhythmia and other heart conditions.

Intra-Aortic Balloon Catheters

July 30, 2012 4:47 am | MAQUET Medical Systems USA | Product Releases | Comments

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.

MM-22C LCD Display

April 23, 2012 6:24 am | News | Comments

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.

Mega Power Electrosurgical Generator

March 20, 2012 6:42 am | Megadyne Medical Products, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

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.

Illumuminated Surgical Devices

March 5, 2012 6:53 am | Invuity | Product Releases | Comments

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.

Robotic Doppler Probe

February 16, 2012 6:20 am | Vascular Technology | Videos | Comments

  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.

Surgical Tourniquet For Elbow Surgery

January 26, 2012 6:13 am | Videos | Comments

  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/ .

Innoport In Action

November 10, 2011 5:24 am | Innovia Llc | Videos | Comments

  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.

Stat-Mat Minor Surgical Tray

October 19, 2011 9:22 am | Macpherson Medical | Videos | Comments

  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.

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