OsteoMed Events – AAOS 2014

OsteoMed Events – AAOS 2014 300x148 OsteoMed Events – AAOS 2014Every year the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons/American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons hosts meetings and exhibits designed to help attendees stay at the forefront of their fields. Keeping tabs on the pulse of the medical field is a priority for OsteoMed. Events like this helps the company develop and manufacture the tools surgeons need to increase efficiency in the operating room.

As a leader among medical equipment manufacturers, OsteoMed attends this event to showcase its surgical instruments as well as to provide educational opportunities for physicians. This year, AAOS will feature general topics in orthopaedics as well as more specific categories of information such as adult hip and knee reconstruction, spine, trauma, hand/wrist, ankle/foot, sports medicine and arthroscopy, tumor and metabolic bone disease, pediatrics, and other general research.

Other educational programs such as coding basics for starting your practice, a community orthopaedist workshop, and a practice management symposium for orthopaedic surgeons will also be available.

Attendees of this year’s meeting can experience the new electronic skills pavilion, which offers physicians the opportunity to learn more about how IT technology can bolster their practice and enhance the patient experience. Another learning opportunity is the Ask an Expert sessions, where surgeons can speak with leaders in the field on a range of topics that include the examination of difficult or unusual cases.

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The AAOS meeting is scheduled for March 11-15 in New Orleans. In order to attend AAOS 2014, you must register online. For help logging in, please contact AAOS Meeting Services at meeting@aaos.org or by calling (800) 346-2267. Note: you must pay any outstanding dues in full before registration. For further information about the event or to register please, visit the AAOS annual meeting website.

For more information about OsteoMed Events, please, email webinfo@osteomed.com or call (888) 370-9997 or go online to our website.

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OsteoMed Events: Upcoming Events for March 2014

OsteoMed Events Upcoming Events for March 2014 300x200 OsteoMed Events: Upcoming Events for March 2014OsteoMed is proud to announce our participation in several important events in the month of March.

Ventricular and Skull Base Endoscopy (March 6-8)

Join us in St. Louis for an Advanced Surgical Techniques Workshop hosted by Saint Louis University: a course in Advanced Surgical Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Snoring. This course will discuss ventricular and skull base endoscopy. Participants will review and discuss the complex mechanical and anatomical factors involved in obstructive sleep apnea, review and describe multiple procedures for targeting various anatomical features associated with these problems, perform procedures including pharyngoplasty and advanced palatoplasty, and discuss patient selection, indications, and contraindications.

OMSNIC Seminar (March 22)

This year’s meeting of the Washington State Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (WSSOMS) will take place 7 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 22, at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue, Wash.

This seminar brings together an examination of case examples in light of non-clinical OMS claims. Highlights include risk management techniques that can lead to an improvement of patient care, as well as strategies to make claims more defensible should they arise. There will also be discussion of the role support staff takes in risk management.

American Cleft Palate Association 71st Annual Meeting (March 25-29)

Join us in Indianapolis for the 71st ACPA annual meeting, as we explore issues related to cleft palate, and case studies of patients and families affected by this condition. This year’s meeting will provide a closer look at recent developments in the field. Topics of discussion include ethics, surgical modalities, patient outcomes, and recent technological innovations. The educational program will feature a keynote address by Ms. R.J. Palacio, author of Wonder—the story of a young boy, Auggie, who suffers from a craniofacial anomaly (please visit choosekind.tumblr.com for more information).

OsteoMed Events: Dedicated to Learning and Caring

Please accept our cordial invitation to join us at any or all of these events. For more information about OsteoMed Events, please, call (888) 370-9997 or email webinfo@osteomed.com. You may also visit our company website.

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OsteoMed ExtremiLock Foot Plating System (FPS)

OsteoMed Foot Plating System FPS 288x300 OsteoMed ExtremiLock Foot Plating System (FPS)OsteoMed’s ExtremiLOCK Foot Plating System is an advanced system allowing comprehensive management of foot trauma and reconstruction. The well thought out system design and layout makes it easy to use and helps create efficiencies in the surgical suite. The OsteoMed FPS system includes 80 plates, all of which integrate the latest variable angled locking technology. This system can be used for complex multiple reconstructions and extensive trauma applications—and is adaptable enough to treat ankle, hindfoot, midfoot, and forefoot indications.

The OsteoMed FPS System

The OsteoMed FPS includes unique proprietary instrumentation and titanium components specialized for lower extremity surgery, such as:

  • Plate cutters designed to prevent sharp burs from forming
  • Taks for plate holding provide stable temporary fixation during operation
  • Bending pliers
  • On-bone benders
  • Bone clamps
  • Sharp hooks
  • Periosteal elevators
  • Color-coded reamers—both cup and cone—that assist in fusion of PIP, MTP, and/or DIP joints
  • 80 plates
  • Color-coded plates and screws with transfixation screw technology

The OsteoMed FPS incorporates an ergonomic Driver Handle design with a comfortable ratchet handle that includes an internal quick-release mechanism to ease transitions. The FPS “toolkit” was designed and tested by prominent foot & ankle surgeons, and includes several innovations engineered to help improve surgical outcomes. Locked plating offers greater stability for the total bone/plate construct; transfixation technology (in the Lapidus and MTP/MPJ Plates) uses a screw as a unique tension band to resist plantar distraction.

Product Integration

The OsteoMed FPS modular system is optimized when used in conjunction with other OsteoMed products. Integrating OsteoMed systems into your surgical practice can decrease inventory and clutter in the surgical suite while maximizing flexibility, saving time and costs. The FPS systems works in tandem with:

  • OsteoVation EX bone void filler
  • ExtremiFix Cannulated Screw System (4.0, 3.0, 2.4, and 2.0 mm sizing)
  • M3-X solid screw system (3.0, 2.4, 2.0 and 1.2 mm sizing)
  • Large Cannulated Screws (6.5 and 7.3 mm sizing)

The wide range of screw sizes accepted by FPS plates, along with increased functionality thanks to OsteoVation’s new FX formula, afford surgeons with unprecedented capabilities for reconstruction and repair, even in complex cases OsteoMed’s innovative foot plating system streamlines the process and designed with the patient and surgeon in mind.

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OsteoMed | Pediatric Cranial Facial Surgery with SmartFlex

Pediatric cranial facial surgery is a specialized skill which requires the specialized instruments designed for infants. OsteoMed’s innovative SmartFlex allows for procedures to be performed with a minimally invasive approach. The SmartFlex System offers a selection which can accommodate a variety of skull anatomies. For more information on the SmartFlex System, visithttp://www.osteomed.com or call OsteoMed at (888) 370-9997.

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OsteoMed Power Control Console

OsteoMed Power Control Console 300x235 OsteoMed Power Control ConsoleOsteoMed’s medical equipment is designed to help surgeons do their jobs efficiently and effectively. OsteoPower power surgical instruments include Power Control Consoles, Modular Motor Units, Driver Modules, Footswitches, and related medical tools designed to offer surgeons more options and greater flexibility.

Features of the OsteoMed Power Control Console

OsteoMed’s Power Control Console (PCC) is the “brain” of the OsteoPower System. OsteoMed’s unique system implements multiple intelligent features: dual handpiece ports, direction of motion control, speed range control, and LED-illuminated speed range indicator. The PCC unit is a highly adaptable and versatile control center for surgical power requirements. OsteoMed offers the OsteoMed Power Control Console with irrigation (PCCi) or without irrigation (PCC).

The OsteoPower PCC offers:

  • Brushless DC motor featuring OsteoMed’s proprietary design
  • Ergonomic design
  • Instantaneous motor braking through advanced, electronic safety circuitry
  • Operation in high-speed (≤70,000 RPM) mode and standard speed (≤24,000 RPM) mode
  • Low-weight power cord integrated in to PCC
  • Internal mechanism for module coupling, allowing for quick and easy insertion of handpiece modules
  • Provision for the insertion of all handpiece modules at four different orientations at 90 degree intervals
  • Unit housing constructed from insulating thermoplastic materials, ensuring extremely high durability
  • Autoclavable motor unit and cord for easy cleaning

Additional Products for Integration into the OsteoMed Power Control System

OsteoMed’s broad range of complementary products are designed for modular integration with the Power Control Console for a complete surgical system that can be quickly adapted to changing needs:

  • Bi-directional, multi-function footswitches
  • Modular motor units (MMU)
  • Handpiece modules
  • Pistol grip driver modules
  • Contra angle hand tool modules
  • OsteoGraft bone grafting wheel
  • OsteoHarvester for revolutionary, single-step harvest of autogenous bone morsels

Advantages of the OsteoMed OsteoPower System

The OsteoMed Power Control Console and system components are designed to maximize a surgeon’s flexibility, efficiency, and precision control in the surgical suite. For example, the OsteoMed footswitch allows the surgeon to select an “A” or “B” motor unit, and the amount of pressure exerted on the footswitch correlates to motor speed. Using OsteoMed’s Hand-Controlled Motor Unit and Cord, a surgeon may select variable speed, maximum speed range, forward and reverse motion, and safety mode functions remotely with the tip of her or his finger, reducing the amount of time spent adjusting these settings at the PCC unit itself.

OsteoMed’s forward-thinking implements yield products that suit the needs of surgeons. Using the OsteoPower System, surgeons achieve an extremely high degree of precision, virtually endless combinations of surgical tools and tool fittings, and greater efficiency during operating procedures.

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For more information, please, click here to view the OsteoMed website. You also may view the product brochure, surgical guide, and OsteoMed blog site. To contact OsteoMed, please, call (800) 456-7779 or email at webinfo@osteomed.com.

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OsteoMed Products | OsteoMed 3D Surgical Planning (DPS)

OsteoMed Products OsteoMed 3D Surgical Planning DPS 233x300 OsteoMed Products | OsteoMed 3D Surgical Planning (DPS) OsteoMed, a medical device company specializing in the manufacturing and marketing of innovative surgical implants, equipment and medical instruments, has developed an integrated technological surgical planning service designed to enable surgeons to visualize problems and solutions before stepping into the operating room. OsteoMed 3D Surgical Planning is designed to create the cutting-edge AccuPlan Orthognathic Surgery Planning, one of the most innovative OsteoMed products and services currently in circulation.

4 Simple Steps

The AccuPlan system integrates four easy steps across four days to create a complete surgical kit. Designed for each patient and each surgery, this Surgical Planning System is one of the most innovative combinations of OsteoMed products and services:

  • Day 1—Case Data: CT scan data are used to create detailed stone models of patient physiognomy, and to generate pre-op and post-op bite indices. The CT scan data, stone models, and bit indices are used to create a virtual “Model Surgery” set that offers a complete picture of pre-op conditions and builds a post-op surgical plan designed to fit the patient’s specific needs.
  • Day 2—Surgery Planning: Plan your surgery using AccuPlan software. Determine optimal cuts, rotation and movement of pieces, and any intermediate splints. Use visual projections to see the maxilla and mandible move to intermediate and final post-op positions.
  • Day 3—Remote Consultation: Schedule a consultation with one of our MedCAD Biomedical Engineers to precision-adjust post-operative positioning. Review your options and bounce ideas off another experienced professional to help avoid post-surgical complications before they happen. Most consultations take approximately 20 minutes.
  • Day 4—O.R. Surgery Kit:  Receive a Surgery Kit designed to your own specifications and your patient’s unique needs. Your kit will include any occlusal splints (intermediate and final) created with patient data, and a USB drive with images from your Surgical Planning Session. The accurate splint fit will save time in the operating room and reduce patient risk; the images will enable you to review your planned surgery as many times needed before entering the operating room.

Your kit comes to you with quick turnaround time and custom-tailored data and materials. Get the best results for your patients—fast—with this new combination of OsteoMed products and MedCAD technology.

For more information on OsteoMed 3D surgical planning or other OsteoMed products, check out OsteoMed’s website and medcad.net, or call 214-453-9964.

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OsteoMed Events for CMF and Spine in Early 2014

OsteoMed Events for CMF and Spine in Early 2014 300x87 OsteoMed Events for CMF and Spine in Early 2014As a leader among medical device companies, OsteoMed strives to interact and connect with professional surgical communities. OsteoMed events are conducted to coincide with major professional meetings to listen to the needs of surgeons with the goal of improving design and functionality of our products. That’s why our representatives attend a wide range of professional conferences and meetings throughout the year.

North American Skull Base Society

From February 14-16, our representatives will attend the 24th annual meeting of the North American Skull Base Society. This year, the conference theme is “Skull Base: Defining Value-Based Care.”  In addition to the full conference session, the association is offered a series of pre-meeting practical courses on February 12-13.

The keynote speaker is David Dravecky, retired major league pitcher and cancer survivor. Stories like David’s serve as motivation to continue improving and pushing the edge of surgical innovation. Join us at the conference—and come and see what OsteoMed’s innovative products offer at Booth 21. OsteoMed events presentations include demonstrations of our technologies for practicing surgeons and residents.

SNS Southern Neurosurgical Soceity

Also in February, from the 19th to the 22nd, the Southern Neurosurgical Society will be holding its 65th annual meeting at the Ritz Carlton in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The meeting will feature lectures by H.Hunt Batjer, MD, Pat Doherty, MP, and Dennis P. Spencer, MD. In addition, attendees can enjoy three days of CME content, oral abstract presentations, workshops on vascular surgery and cervical arthroplasty—and social events for optional networking and community building.

OsteoMed’s Promise

OsteoMed’s attendance at prominent industry events is crucial in our dedicated efforts to improve surgical procedures, processes and outcomes. As a company, we strive to maintain and advance our position as leaders in safe, effective, innovative surgical tools and techniques. We actively pursue work with professionals and leaders in the medical field as one of the best ways to target our research to create useful, practical applications.

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OsteoMed Events for SBO in Early 2014

OsteoMed Events for SBO in Early 2014 300x211 OsteoMed Events for SBO in Early 2014 OsteoMed events focus is on the strategy to stay in the forefront of the clinical needs in the medical device markets it serves. This winter, we have attended a wide range of events related to small bone orthopedics (SBO) and the clinical specialties that participate in this important segment.

Some have already passed—quite successfully—and another is approaching fast. At OsteoMed, events like these create opportunities for understanding surgical needs and innovating practical solutions to streamline and manage real-world surgical situations. Here’s a glimpse at some of those events:

  1. January 8-11: AAHS – American Association for Hand Surgery
  2. January 15-18: FPMA – SAM – Florida Podiatric Medical Association – Science and Management Symposium
  3. January 24-26: NYSPMA – New York State Podiatric Medical Association
  4. January 25-26: TPMA – Texas Podiatric Medical Association Winter Conference
  5. January 30-February 1: Highland Foot and Ankle Institute Scientific Conference
  6. February 2: Idaho Podiatric Medical Association
  7. February 27-March 2: ACFAS – American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons

Attending these types of events helps us create a broad range of products for SBO specialists—and successfully show surgeons what OsteoMed has to offer. Professional associations allow our specialists to not only offer workshops and demonstrations that showcase OsteoMed solutions, but also understand the challenges surgeons face and the tools they need to perform more efficiently. Long-term innovation stems from these professional relationships with our people and products.

Here are some of the SBO-related innovations that OsteoMed events allow us to showcase.

For the upper extremities:

  • HPS Hand Plating System
  • Hand Fusion
  • ExtremiFix Cannulated Screw System for the hand
  • M3-X Extremity Screw System
  • OsteoVationEX
  • OsteoVation QWIK

For the lower extremities:

  • ExtremiLock Foot Plating System
  • ExtremiFix Cannulated Screw System for the foot/ankle
  • ExtremiFuse Hammertoe Fixation
  • Large Cannulated Screws
  • OsteoVationEX
  • OsteoVation QWIK

This range of practical products are designed to help surgeons treat the unique personality of each fracture and the unique physiology of each patient. Our dedication to research, innovation, and practical application is unparalleled among medical device companies. It’s the reason OsteoMed events teams spend so much time in assuring only the highest quality and cost effective solutions are offered to the medical community in serves.

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Top Three OsteoMed Product Blogs of 2013

1. OsteoMed’s KobyGard Changes the Face of Morton’s Neuroma Treatments

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One of the leading causes of foot pain severe enough to hamper mobility is Morton’s neuroma.  What was once an involved surgery has been replaced by a more conservative, minimally-invasive procedure, thanks to a tool created by OsteoMed… read the full blog here.

 

2. OsteoMed Announces Launch of OsteoVation® QWIK Bone Void Filler

OsteoMed OsteoVation QWIK 150x150 Top Three OsteoMed Product Blogs of 2013OsteoMed, LLC, a leading, privately held medical device company specializing in small bone implants and biologics, has announced the launch of OsteoVation QWIK. OsteoVation QWIK consists of a proprietary composite of calcium phosphate and calcium sulfate granules, and is indicated to fill bony voids and gaps of the skeletal system… read the full blog here.

 

3. OsteoMed Technology in Minimally Invasive Back Surgery: Multi-Axial Interspinous Fusion System

PrimaLOK SP OsteoMed Advances Tech in Min Inv Lumbar Fusion2 150x150 Top Three OsteoMed Product Blogs of 2013Surgical techniques using spinal implantshave evolved, becoming minimally invasive and less disruptive to bone and surrounding soft tissue.  Committed to improving patient outcomes, OsteoMed has developed a minimally disruptive multi-axial interspinous fusion system which offers several benefits to patients and surgeons… read the full blog here.

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OsteoMed Awarded in The Ten Best New Spine Technologies for 2013

OsteoMed PrimaLIF OsteoMed Awarded in The Ten Best New Spine Technologies for 2013OsteoMed has been included in Orthopedics This Week Best New Spine Technologies award for the PrimaLIF Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion System.  More information on the PrimaLIF will be coming to the OsteoMed website soon. The annual award rewards inventors, engineering teams, surgeons and their companies who’ve created the most innovative, enduring and practical products in 2013 to treat back pain. To read information on all the awards, visit Orthopedics This Week

From Orthopedics This Week:

PrimaLIF Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion (LLIF) System
Inventors / Engineers: Corbett Stone, Ephraim Akyuz, Stuart Goble, Bryan Howard, Daniel J. Triplett, Charlie Forton, Nathan Erickson, Andrew Fauth, Jason Glad
Company: Osteomed

Description: PrimaLIF LLIF is an innovative and unique lateral access lumbar interbody fusion system which features a radial blade retractor expansion design, independent blade length adjustment, and both direct and fluoroscopic visibility. The PEEK implant has an anatomically matched shape to maximize endplate contact as well as a self-distracting tip for easy insertion and tantalum radiographic markers for optimal placement confirmation.

PrimaLIF is a complete system and includes a full set of disc prep instruments, retractor and table mount, insertion and trialing instruments as well as all implant sizes and footprints.

One of the problems with current methods of lateral access is that it requires dilation of the access space prior to the insertion of the retractor. As a result, the tips of the dilation tubes and retractor blades are exposed to soft tissue structures and exiting nerve roots. These gaps between the distal ends of the dilation tubes and retractor blades as they twist and tear through the psoas muscle subsequently expose the patient to soft tissue and potential nerve damage, further elevating the need for continuous intra-operative monitoring during the entire sequence.

By contrast, the PrimaLIF retractor radially dilates from the inside out by nesting the retractor blades to the size of an initial probe, then expands them simultaneously using dilators. This unique method of lateral access allows the retractor blades to be placed before dilation occurs, not after.

By dilating from within the retractor, the outwardly expanding blades provide a protected channel through the psoas, allowing for sequential dilation in an environment designed to protect the soft tissue and nervous plexus. While other retractors will have gaps between retractor blades in their final position, a final access ring placed between the blades in the PrimaLIF retractor holds them in position. This ring provides an enclosed circular surgical site without any gaps, greatly reducing tissue creep. With improved access and a reduced risk of nerve injury, users can easily deploy the PrimaLIF retractor and focus on their discectomy and interbody insertion.

 

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