Fiber Optic Illuminator assists orthopedic surgeons.

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Comprised of flexible acrylic fiber optic panel that adheres to retractors, Ortho-Light(TM) delivers bright, shadowless, continuous area light, optimizing visualization in small-incision hip, shoulder, or knee surgeries. Disposable, single-use device is sterile and latex-free. Unit attaches to retractor using biocompatible, 2-sided adhesive and inserts directly into surgical cavity.

Original Press Release:

New Ortho-Light(TM) from Lumitex MD® Improves Field of Vision in Small-Incision Orthopedic Surgeries

Strongsville, OH, - The Ortho-Light(TM) surgical illuminator is a new illumination solution from Lumitex MD® that helps orthopedic surgeons improve visualization in small-incision hip, shoulder or knee surgeries.

A cool, flexible acrylic fiber optic panel that adheres to retractors, Ortho-Light(TM) dramatically improves the view of the surgical cavity with bright, shadowless, continuous area light.

"This light attaches to any retractor and provides superb visualization during preparation of the acetabulum for total hip replacement, no matter the incision," commented Dr. Larry Dorr of the Dorr Arthritis Institute. "It improves safety of the operation and eliminates the need for the surgeon to wear a headlight, which improves surgical field of vision."

The patented disposable, single-use-only device is sterile and latex-free, and is designed to be safe, simple and economical to use. Flexible and low-profile, it attaches easily to virtually any retractor using a biocompatible, two-sided adhesive and inserts directly into the surgical cavity.

Lumitex MD® will be exhibiting the new Ortho-Light(TM) at the AAOS 2010 Symposium in New Orleans, May 9-13, in Booth 4546.

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