FDA Updates Information on Respirator Decontamination Systems

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is reissuing the Emergency Use Authorizations for decontamination systems that are authorized to decontaminate compatible N95 respirators for use by healthcare personnel (HCP) to prevent exposure to pathogenic biological...

First Patient Treated in Clinical Trial of BCL System

CairnSurgical, Inc., an innovator striving to make breast cancer surgery more precise, announced that the first patient has been treated in its U.S. pivotal trial of the Breast Cancer Locator (BCL) System at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Rush Oak Park Hospital Adopts Surgical Workflow Technology, ExplORer Surgical, Increasing Team Confidence and Reducing OR Challenges

ExplORer Surgical, the only comprehensive intraoperative case support and workflow platform, has reinvented the way surgical support teams prepare and complete effective surgeries with two-way video for case support and remote proctoring to create a digitized playbook.

AORN Releases 2021 Guidelines for Perioperative Practice

The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) has published the 2021 Guidelines for Perioperative Practice with six revised guidelines.

DePuy Synthes Announces Agreement with Blue Belt Technologies Inc.

DePuy Synthes has announced a worldwide commercial agreement with Blue Belt Technologies, a global medical technology company specializing in enabling technologies for orthopedic surgery. The agreement will enable orthopedic surgeons to use the SIGMA HP Partial Knee System with Blue Belt’s Navio surgical system.

SIGMA HP, combined with Navio surgical system for orthopedic surgery, has the potential to help minimize surgical disruption of healthy tissue while enabling more precise implant placement through minimally invasive incisions. The Navio System combines CT-free navigation software with a hand-held, computer-controlled bone shaping tool that is designed to bring a high degree of implant placement accuracy along with soft tissue balancing benefits.

Today, approximately seven percent of all knee replacement patients worldwide are treated with uni-compartmental knees. The SIGMA HP Partial Knee is a modular system specifically designed to allow uni-compartmental, bi-compartmental (unicompartmental tibiofemoral with patellofemoral) or staged replacement of the knee joint, meaning surgeons can match the implant specifically to a patient’s disease state to retain healthy bone, cartilage and ligaments.



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