OsteoMed International Events

OsteoMed takes pride in our research and participation in upper-level medical and technology conferences worldwide. Continual participation at these events keeps us at the cutting edge of medical science, so that we can develop the best medical technologies to advance the state of the discipline while providing practical solutions for real-world surgical environments.

OsteoMed’s 2015 Plans

Here’s a sampling of this year’s planned events worldwide—from Peru to Milan to China, OsteoMed goes to the ends of the earth in pursuit of the best in medical knowledge.

Event Event Dates Event Location
EFFORT May 27 – 29, 2015 Prague, Czech Republic
FESSH June 17 – 20, 2015 Milan, Italy
EUROSPINE September 2 – 4, 2015 Copenhagen, Denmark
ICOMS October 27 – 30, 2015 Melbourne, Australia
ICFNS October (TBD) Nanjing, China

 

EFORT: The European Federation of National Associations of Orthopaedics and Traumatology hosts this year’s congress in Prague. Sessions in General Orthopedics, Upper and Lower Limb extremities, Musculoskeletal Tumors, and Musculoskeletal Infections—as well as Spine, Traumas, and Pediatrics—comprise this year’s offerings, which are focused primarily around issues of infection in orthopaedics. At OsteoMed, we seek to minimize the risk of infection during and after surgery, so we look forward to exploring the state of the industry at EFFORT.

FESSH: The Federation of European Societies for Surgeries of the Hand hosts its annual conference this year in Milan. The conference offers a range of discussions and instructional topics on hand surgery, from open and arthroscopic techniques to tissue reengineering and regenerative surgeries. Our upper extremity offerings are a perfect fit at FESSH.

EUROSPINE: Eurospine is Europe’s society for spinal surgeons and physicians. Their annual conference focuses on improving treatments for a range of spinal conditions and on improving surgical techniques and outcomes for spinal patients. Abstract submissions are still open for this year’s Eurospine Conference in Copenhagen in September, so stay tuned for more about the upcoming 2015 conference.

ICOMS: The International Conference on Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery will be held this year in Melbourne, Australia. The preliminary program shows a mix of “regional sessions” (for surgeons from North America or Asia, for example); symposia (on TMJ and pediatric surgery, for example); and free papers that will be determined by acceptance of submitted abstracts.

ICFNS: The 7th Academic Congress of International Chinese Neurosciences is hosted this year in Nanjing, China. Chinese neurologists and neurosurgeons will be welcoming medical professionals from around the world to this prestigious event. Topics will include discussions on nursing in neurosurgery, stereotactic and functional neurosurgery, neuroendoscopy, and translational medicine.

We look forward to attending these events and bringing new knowledge back to OsteoMed’s development of ever-better medical and surgical technologies. To learn more about the ways OsteoMed participates in research and development around the world, check out our website. To stay up to date on where we are and what we’re doing, follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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OsteoMed Power Division

The OsteoMed ECOS Power System offers surgeons reliable performance, power and versatility, without sacrificing the ability to perform with precision. The system as a whole comprises hand piece modules, a motor unit and cord, and a power control console. Footswitches and other accessories complete the suite.

  1. Hand Modules

Modular hand pieces include:

  • Straight drill: The straight drill combines two drills in one, with high and medium speeds (70,000 rpm max high, 24,000 rpm max medium).
  • Wire/pin driver: As with the innovative straight drill, OsteoMed’s ECOS Power System driver handles K-wires and Steinmann Pins. The silicon nose cap grips both wires and pins in any orientation.
  • Saws: Oscillating and sagittal saws accept the same blade hubs, helping to reduce disposable inventory.
  1. Motor Units

In the ECOS system, a single motor has the ability to run every hand piece. Three motor unit designs allow customization for the surgeon’s preferences and needs:

  • Lever Arm Motor Unit: Lever-activated hand control and an optional foot switch allow speed settings and forward/reverse operation within the sterile surgical field.
  • Modular Motor Unit: A pressure-pad-activated hand control and optional foot switch control provide similar function to the lever arm motor unit.
  • Low Profile Motor Unit: The low-profile unit offers foot switch activation only but provides a slender profile and improved surgical visibility.

The ECOS Power System brings twenty years of engineering experience to bear on classic problems of power in the orthopedic suite. Higher torque in the modules and power in the motor units improves both cutting and burring, while an integrated power cable makes the entire system more reliable. Power consoles are available both with and without irrigation. Contra angle drills, straight drills, a universal pilot drill, and a range of saws improve the value and versatility of the system while also offering improved reliability and power.

To learn more about the ECOS Power System or OsteoMed’s range of innovative surgical products, check out our website. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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OsteoMed’s Newest Innovative Solution: ExtremiLOCK Ankle Fusion Plating System

The ExtremiLOCK Ankle Plating System is a comprehensive ankle fracture system intended to provide solutions for simple to complex fractures of the distal tibia and fibula.  The system is one of the first to feature double-lead screw technology in locking, non-locking and cannulated screw options.  The ExtremiLOCK Ankle Fusion Plating System is a comprehensive instrument and implant system designed to accommodate both anterior and posterior fusion approaches.  The fusion system is a component of the ExtremiLOCK Ankle Plating System.  Collectively, the ExtremiLOCK Fracture and Fusion Plating Systems offer six types of fracture plating options, two fusion plating options, seven types of screw fixation options and color-coded instrumentation to facilitate ease of use.

The OsteoMed ExtremiLOCK Ankle Plating System is intended for fixation of fractures, arthrodesis, osteotomies, and non-unions of the tibia and fibula.   The ExtremiLOCK Ankle Plating System implants are intended for single use only.

OsteoMed’s ExtremiLOCK Ankle Plating System leverages competitive advantages and features in order to provide a highly unique and innovative distal ankle plating system.  When compared to other ankle plating systems, ExtremiLOCK not only matches the advantages of many competitive offerings, but often incorporates additional advantages that make ExtremiLOCK an ideal choice for ankle fractures and fusions.  Specific system advantages and benefits include:

  • Comprehensive System – Provides the ability to treat multiple types of ankle fractures and fusions
  • Double-Lead Screw Technology – Efficient screw insertion
  • Universal Screw Holes – Provides options to accommodate various sized bony fragments
  • Angled-Locking Technology – Maximizes the ability to capture bone fragments
  • Hexalobe Screw Interface – Increases torsional strength of screw/driver interface
  • Low-Profile Plates – Minimizes soft tissue interference
  • Anatomic, Pre-Contoured Implants – Minimizes intra-operative plate contouring
  • System Modularity – Customizable to accommodate specific customer needs/requirements
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OsteoMed’s March 2015 Surgical Conference Sessions

Each month, OsteoMed helps support numerous surgical conferences and medical society annual meetings through sponsorships and meeting attendance. These venues allow OsteoMed to stay abreast of the latest trends in the markets we serve and learn of unmet clinical needs to focus our new product development.

In March, OsteoMed events include:

1. Midwest Podiatry Conference
    March 5-8, 2015; Chicago, Illinois

2. 17th Annual Philadelphia Hand Surgery Symposium & Exhibition
     March 7-9, 2015; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

3. American Academy/Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Annual         Meeting
    March 24-28, 2015; Las Vegas, Nevada

OsteoMed takes pride in supporting the surgical community and in working with medical leaders across the globe to advance medical innovation.

For more information on March OsteoMed events, as well as our upcoming schedule, check out our website, watch the blog or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. You can also follow our calendar.

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OsteoMed’s February 2015 Surgical Conference Sessions

OsteoMed is proud to support numerous surgical conferences and medical societies by attending their annual meetings and conferences.  These venues are a key component in OsteoMed’s mission to stay fully informed of the latest clinical research and unmet clinical needs.

February conference attendance includes the following:

  1. NASBS Annual Conference: North American Skull Base Society
    February 20-22; Tampa, Florida
  1. ACFAS Annual Scientific Conference: American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons
    February 19-22; Phoenix, Arizona

OsteoMed specializes in surgical implants, powered surgical instruments and specialty medical devices that are focused on patient outcomes and improving efficiencies in the operating room. Please stop by our booth to see the latest OsteoMed innovations.

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OsteoMed | Spine PrimaLIF Lateral Interbody Fusion System

PrimaLIFOsteoMed Spine’s PrimaLIF is a lateral interbody fusion system that literally turns traditional lateral access inside out. Controlled dilation from inside the PrimaLIF retractor allows superb nerve protection while minimizing tissue disruption during spinal fusion and similar surgical processes.

Design, Implementation, Visualization

From start to finish, the OsteoMed PrimaLIF surgical technique targets the problems surgeons typically face in spinal fusion with lateral access. To access the lateral spine, surgeons must conventionally dilate the access space before the retractor is inserted. Soft tissue and related nerves are thus exposed to multiple dilation tubes as well as retractor blades, culminating in numerous passes into the wound and increased potential for nerve complications when these instruments are inserted during the procedure.

PrimaLIF is designed for one simple insertion, with subsequent dilation within the retractor itself. Retractor blades insert as one single assembly and then radially dilate with high precision controlled by the surgeon. Sequential dilation from within protects tissue, psoas muscle and a range of exiting nerves from accidental damage.

At the same time, the instrument provides the surgeon with unprecedented visualization of the surgical area. The same technology that protects soft tissue and nerves from damage also safely expands the access channel to allow visual interaction and enhanced accessibility. Direct visualization, combined with minimal retraction, lets the surgeon focus on disc preparation and the insertion of necessary instrumentation, rather than on minimizing collateral damage to soft tissue.

Industry Recognized Innovation

This innovative design secured PrimaLIF a top spot among Orthopedics This Week’s Top 10 New Spine Technologies for 2013. Innovation, long-term significance, resolution of a real clinical problem, and improvements to the standard of care are all reasons technologies make it into the Top 10. PrimaLIF does all of this and more. In addition to this innovative improvement in retractor design, the PrimaLIF system includes a full set of disc preparation instruments, neuromonitoring components, illumination and a full complement of implant size options.

Lateral spinal fusion is often considered difficult or daunting, even by the most experienced surgeons. Access to the lateral spine becomes easier and safer with the unique construction and utility of the PrimaLIF. For more information on the Spine PrimaLIF LLIF or to find out about other OsteoMed products, call (888) 370-9997 or visit www.osteomed.com.

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OsteoMed | PrimaLOK FF Facet Fixation System

PrimaLOK FF ScrewsThe OsteoMed PrimaLOK FF Facet Fixation System is a flagship member of OsteoMed’s spinal product line. Robust implant options combine with simplified, included surgical instruments for a facet fixation system that lowers overhead and minimizes inventory while giving surgeons the flexibility required for challenging anatomical surgical problems.

The system offers:

  • polyaxial, self-tapping screws
  • low-profile screw heads
  • simple, percutaneous placement
  • anti-migration technology for long-lasting solutions

Designed for spinal stabilization as a fusion adjunct, the OsteoMed PrimaLOK FF system works to bilaterally immobilize the facet joints. Posterior surgical treatment using PrimaLOK FF can include:

  • trauma (fracture, dislocation)
  • spondylolisthesis, spondylolysis, pseudarthrosis
  • failed fusions
  • degenerative disc disease
  • supplemental fixation (ALIF procedures or lateral interbody fusions)
  • contralateral fixation (MIS TLIF procedures)
  • revision/adjacent level fusion

The system can be used with or without bone graft, L1 to S1 inclusive, at single or multiple levels. Integrated surgical tools allow full control, a simplified surgical technique and more options (for either MIS or open delivery). EMG cannula provides cutting-edge neural monitoring.

Available in 25, 30, 35, 40 and 45mm lengths, PrimaLOK FF’s cannulated screws offer surgical flexibility, efficiency and longevity. Related surgical instruments are simplified from first-generation applications and include:

  • implant driver
  • threaded implant driver shaft (cannulated)
  • threaded implant driver shaft (solid)
  • cannula inverter
  • standard cannula
  • EMG cannula
  • ratcheting driver handle
  • 3.0mm cannulated drill
  • 3.0mm cannulated power drill
  • 4.5mm cannulated tip
  • removal driver
  • wire stiffener
  • access needle

The PrimaLOK FF is a premier example of the OsteoMed mission to innovative next-generation products that combine practicality, adaptability improved ease of access, patient satisfaction and better economic efficiency for hospital operations. For more information on the PrimaLOK FF or any other OsteoMed products, please call (888) 370-9997.

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OsteoMed | OMI™ Orthodontic Anchor System

OMIOsteoMed products are known for industry-leading innovation and proven reliability. The OsteoMed OMI Orthodontic Anchor System builds on that legacy of superior surgical solutions. The OMI’s unique configuration offers a variety of orthodontic anchor screws and instrumentation in a convenient office-friendly organizer.

Orthodontic Anchor System

The OsteoMed OMI™ System is designed specifically to provide fixed points of attachment for orthodontic appliances. Patented Auto-Drive™ self-drilling screws eliminate pre-drilling. OMI Orthodontic Anchor Screws are available in 1.2mm and 1.6mm diameters in lengths ranging from 6mm to 12mm. This variety provides options for a range of orthodontic applications. The unique design of the OMI screws provides for secure anchoring of dentition; a dual aperture and flange implant screw head achieve this.

OMI Orthodontic Anchor Screws can be placed anywhere in the maxilla or mandible that offers adequate bone for anchoring and which does not threaten injury to vital structures (dental roots, nerves, blood vessels, sinuses, etc.).

After orthodontic treatment is complete, the OMI screws can be quickly and easily removed. The anchor system is designed for temporary, single-patient use.

Complementary OsteoMed Products

The OsteoMed OMI Orthodontic Anchor System is one of several office-based products for improving patient outcomes:

  • RidgeForm Mesh™: Indicated for alveolar ridge reconstruction, RidgeForm Mesh™ is a porous titanium mesh that provides optimal stability and vascularity to the graft site. The mesh is held in place with 1.6mm and/or 2.0mm diameter screws to stabilize and support grafts in dento-alveolar bony defect reconstructions.
  • Mincro™: The Mincro bone graft regeneration fixation kit is a screw system that tacks and stabilizes bone grafts with specially designed screws and optional titanium plates. Also included are 1.2mm tenting screws featuring a large surface area screwhead to support membranes and maintain volume at the graft site.

OsteoMed’s OMI Orthodontic Anchor System, RidgeForm™ mesh, and Mincro Bone Graft Regeneration Fixation Kit are innovative, high quality and cost-effective solutions for superior patient results.

For more information on the OMI™ Orthodontic Anchor System, or to find out about other OsteoMed products, call (888) 370-9997 or visit www.osteomed.com.

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OsteoMed | ExtremiFix Cannulated Screw System

OsteoMed’s innovative ExtremiFix Cannulated Screw system aims to transform the ways surgeons can work. Packaged as a single system, these different screw types allow a surgeon to make in-process decisions on what can best help a patient.surgical screws, locking screws, lag screw

Flexibility and Performance

OsteoMed designs and offers decision-making flexibility in the surgical suite without sacrificing performance. The system includes 2.0, 2.4, 3.0 and 4.0mm cannulated screws. Choose your size in headed or headless cannulated lag screw formations designed specifically for a range of indications in the extremities. Narrow trailing diameters are available for small bone applications, and screw lengths range from 6mm to 52mm.

The ExtremiFix

ExtremiFix screws provide the surgeon with excellent compression and OsteoMed’s distinctive superior self drilling cutting flutes  help aid bone healing.  Reverse cutting, self-tapping and self-drilling screw varieties help a surgeon remove and insert screws more quickly and easily. Specially designed low profile screw heads prevent soft tissues irritation.

The highly engineered ExtremiFix system includes:

  • Cannulated screws—headless and partially threaded options
  • 0, 2.4, 3.0 and 4.0mm widths
  • Lengths from 6mm to 52mm
  • Narrow trailing diameter makes the screws suitable for small bones
  • Low-profile heads to ease/prevent soft tissue irritation

OsteoMed focuses on the adaptability, affordability and exacting service provided to surgeons. For more information on the ExtremiFix system, or to find out about other OsteoMed products, call (888) 370-9997 or visit www.osteomed.com.

 

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OsteoHarvester

OsteoMed OsteoHarvesterTechnologies like OsteoMed’s OsteoHarvester set the industry standard for medical devices. Our surgical power equipment not only meets industry standards but exceeds them, with a focus on top quality and innovative engineering. The OsteoHarvester, like most OsteoMed tools, is designed to complement our other product lines, maximizing surgical efficiency while minimizing cost. Give your surgical team improved surgical power with tools that maximize patient outcome while minimizing surgical time and cost.

The OsteoMed OsteoHarvester

The OsteoHarvester allows the surgeon the capacity to harvest morselized autogenous bone – the gold standard for bone grafting applications – in a single revolutionary step. This sought-after biomaterial is traditionally difficult to obtain and precarious to work with. Now, with OsteoMed’s minimally invasive OsteoHarvester technology, those problems are a thing of the past. Step into the future of orthopedic surgery with the OsteoHarvester.

The OsteoHarvester harvests both cortical and cancellous bone particulate, and includes both reusable and disposable components for a fully modular setup. Depending on the operation, the surgeon may require either the Bone Harvester or Bone Collector.

The Bone Harvester includes:

  • Harvest cap (reusable)
  • Reservoir (reusable)
  • Plug (reusable)
  • Suction adapter (reusable)
  • Plunger (reusable)
  • Dish (reusable)
  • Contra-angle disposable set for 7 and 11 mm drills
  • Tubing (disposable)
  • Harvester filter (disposable)

The Bone Collector includes:

  • Collector cap (reusable)
  • Reservoir (reusable)
  • Collector wand (reusable)
  • Dish (reusable)
  • Disposable collector filter

This minimally invasive technology is compatible with any contra-angle drill handpiece that operates at between 500 and 700rpm. Reusable components minimize cost by replacing only what’s really necessary for each application. The OsteoHarvester can also be used as an in-line suction bone collector, further minimizing the need for extra tools and improving multifunctionality of the surgical suite.

At OsteoMed,  we strive to create devices to improve patient outcomes. When you succeed in improving your techniques and thus your patients’ lives, we feel we’ve done our jobs. For more information on the OsteoHarvester or other game-changing OsteoMed products, call (888) 370-9997.

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