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AAAASF named authorized agency
The New York state department of health has designated the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF) as an authorized agency to be used by office-based surgery practices to meet new state accreditation requirements. New York law requires that office-based surgeries requiring moderate sedation, deep sedation, or general anesthesia, and certain liposuction procedures be performed in a setting that has obtained and maintained accreditation from a state-approved entity.

MMI-USA introduces Smart Toe Memory Implant
MMI-USA, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Memometal Technologies, Inc., France, announces the availability of the new Smart Toe™ Intramedullary Memory Implant for hammertoe arthrodesis. The implant is a surgical option to K-wire fixation.

The Smart Toe implant is inserted after being cooled and is activated by the patient’s body heat. Heat expands the implant, creating compression across the joint line to encourage joint fusion and healing.

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