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Archive September 2018 XIX, No. 9

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60mm stapler

Stapler Offers Precise Manipulation and Placement

This single-patient use 60mm stapler offers 120 degrees of fully wristed articulation, an industry first, says Intuitive Surgical. Surgeons control the SureForm 60 through the da Vinci Xi or X surgeon console. Combining da Vinci's tremor filtration with SureForm 60's tip stability and 120 degrees of articulation in all directions could provide surgeons with precise stapler manipulation and placement. The SureForm 60 expands Intuitive's da Vinci stapling portfolio, which includes 30 and 45mm stapler instruments.

Reusable Suture Passer

Reusable Suture Passer for Rotator Cuff Repair

Cobra is the first reusable suture passer for arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, says Stryker. Compared to other suture passers, Cobra offers improved needle stiffness to address issues associated with intraoperative misfires and distal tip needle breakages. It features novel needle manufacturing and an innovative jaw design, says the company.

Nasal Decolonization

Simplify Nasal Decolonization

Nasal decolonization just got a lot less messy with these snap-and-swab swabsticks, which are pre-saturated with 10% povidone iodine. You simply snap the dry handle and remove the swabstick from the packaging and immediately begin swabbing the nose. Treatment time is 60 seconds. Each Profend Nasal Decolonization Kit comes with 4 swabsticks.

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