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CONMED Corporation Launches New Products at Annual American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

CONMED Linvatec Delivers New High Definition Video Imaging System; 24K Irrigation System; Hip Arthroscopy Kit

UTICA, N.Y. -- CONMED Corporation (Nasdaq: CNMD) today announced that its CONMED Linvatec business unit will launch several new products at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons in San Diego on February 14 - 18, 2007.

- The IM4000 TrueHD[TM] High Definition Camera System is designed for use in many types of endoscopic surgery including arthroscopy, laparoscopy laparoscopy
 or peritoneoscopy

Procedure for inspecting the abdominal cavity using a laparoscope; also surgery requiring use of a laparoscope. Laparoscopes use fibre-optic lights and small video cameras to show tissues and organs on a monitor.
, urology and OB/GYN. Expanding on CONMED Linvatec's many years of superior surgical imaging, the IM4000 High Definition camera system, with 1080p resolution, provides the clinical advantages of high definition camera systems without sacrificing the convenience of steam sterilization. It also gives surgeons an increased horizontal field of view with a wider screen image to provide a much fuller visualization of the surgical site. With the greater number of picture elements, also known as pixels, this system has significantly increased resolution and three dimensional perception that offers surgeons greater image quality to a level previously unattainable. The IM4000 High Definition system conforms to the Advanced Television System Committee (ATSC (Advanced Television Systems Committee) An international digital television (DTV) standard adopted by the U.S., Canada, South Korea, Taiwan and Argentina. ) standards. It offers users tremendous flexibility by operating in all three of the ATSC Digital Television High Definition Systems, 720p, 1080i, and 1080p. At the highest level of 1920 x 1080 lines of resolution The number of horizontal lines on a TV or computer screen. The term typically refers to TV sets; for example, wide screen digital TVs have 720 or 1,080 lines of resolution, while analog TV uses 525 lines. VHS tapes can render from 240 to 260 lines. , the image contains 2.1 million pixels, approximately six times the number of pixels of CONMED Linvatec's Enhanced Definition camera system, currently our top-selling video system.

- The 24K Irrigation System is CONMED Linvatec's newest high-end fluid management system that provides fluid to the joint space for irrigation, distention dis·ten·tion or dis·ten·sion
n.
The act of distending or the state of being distended.


distention,
n a state of dilation.
 and hemostasis during arthroscopic procedures. This system includes an Inflow/Outflow/Suction Tube Set, a Shaver Sensor, an Interarticular interarticular /in·ter·ar·tic·u·lar/ (-ahr-tik´u-lar) situated between articular surfaces.

in·ter·ar·tic·u·lar
adj.
Situated between two joint surfaces.
 Pressure Sensor, and a Remote Control. With multiple presets, ease of use and rapid response to pressure changes, this addition to our line of irrigation pumps is another example of why CONMED Linvatec is a market leader in fluid management systems.

- Minimally invasive arthroscopy of the hip is increasingly being used by clinicians to diagnose and treat certain pathologies of this large joint. CONMED Linvatec's new Hip Arthroscopy Kit offers instrumentation specifically for this procedure. The kit includes two 120mm disposable operative cannulas, a 17g Hip Distention Needle, 40cc Syringe, Guidewires, Switching Stick, Extended Length Banana Knife, and Skin Marker / Ruler.

Learn about them at the AAOS AAOS American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
AAOS American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
 Annual Meeting, San Diego Convention Center The San Diego Convention Center is the main convention center for the city of San Diego, California. It is located in the Marina district of downtown San Diego near the Gaslamp Quarter, at 111 West Harbor Drive. , CONMED Booth #1932, February 14-16, 2007

CONMED Profile

CONMED is a medical technology company with an emphasis on surgical devices and equipment for minimally invasive procedures and monitoring. The Company's products serve the clinical areas of arthroscopy, powered surgical instruments, electrosurgery electrosurgery /elec·tro·sur·gery/ (-ser´jer-e) surgery performed by electrical methods; the active electrode may be a needle, bulb, or disk.electrosur´gical

e·lec·tro·sur·ger·y
n.
, cardiac monitoring disposables, endosurgery and endoscopic technologies. They are used by surgeons and physicians in a variety of specialties including orthopedics, general surgery, gynecology, neurosurgery, and gastroenterology. Headquartered in Utica, New York
This article is about Utica in New York, USA. For other places with this name, see Utica.
Utica, New York is a city in the state of New York, and the county seat of Oneida County. The current mayor of Utica is Timothy Julian.
, the Company's 3,200 employees distribute its products worldwide from several manufacturing locations.
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