WEDNESDAY, July 18 2018 | ROOM W205 C

The new Vertical Needle Holder (VNH) provides the surgeon with an implement to facilitate driving a needle suture in difficult conditions of long reaching tissues or limited space, such as when reaching down into the abdomen or into the base of tongue in which, the surgeon is required to handle and manipulate these instruments in relatively small and sometimes minute increments and degrees. The related needle is grasped in a position to function while the operator's hand is in a neutral and comfort position. The needle automatically moves into an ideal position between two target points in a straight vertical rather than elliptical motion as in conventional needle drivers. So, the VNH, available in multiple sizes, provides the following advantages:

  • The only vertical needle driver.
  • Operating with more comfort and steadiness of the surgeon's hand because there is no hand twisting.
  • More accuracy and precision in difficult conditions of long reaching tissues or narrow spaces because the movement in straight midline between two points

The second instruments being introduced during the workshop is the Double-head Forceps. This innovative surgical forceps is adapted to grip tissue at two different sites in the same plane, which provides more tissue holding, or tissue spreading. This allows greater ease and precision in tissue handling for surgical procedures such as tissue and vessel dissecting and closing wounds by allowing a single surgeon to perform the procedure without help of an assistant and a second pair of forceps. This forceps, available in multiple sizes and designs, provides the following advantages:

  • The only surgical tweezer forceps with two grasping head.
  • Wider area of surgical tissue holding
  • Working between the two grasping tissue points without an assistance surgeon
  • Much faster and more precise in blood vessels Hemostasis
  • Illustration of mechanism/action and advantages of the two new surgical instruments
  • Demonstration of real videos from the operation theatre.
  • Hands-on session to practice with both instruments.
  • Medical Doctors (Cardiothoracic surgeons, general surgeons, plastic surgeons, Otolaryngologist, Gynaecologists)
  • Medical companies
  • Distributors
  • Healthcare providers
  • Session 1: 10:00 - 11:00 followed by hands-on from 11:00 - 12 noon
  • Session 2: 14:00 - 15:00 followed by hands-on from 15:00 - 16:00