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Ankle distractor
The De Mayo Ankle Distractor™ System from Innovative Medical Products, Inc (
A) is designed to provide orthopaedic surgeons with a better approach to the surgical site, while distracting the joint space for insertion of the surgical scope and instruments. Unlike other ankle distractors, the De Mayo Ankle Distractor reduces the counter pressure placed against the thigh and will not slip off the foot during surgery, the manufacturer states. In addition, its ergonomic design positions the ankle to face toward the surgeon instead of the ceiling. For more information, visit

PRP system
Mitek Sports Medicine’s PEAK™ Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) System works by separating PRP from a sample of a patient’s own blood. The portable system reportedly produces 3 mL of high-quality PRP from 27 mL of whole blood in 2.5 minutes, yielding up to 7 times the normal concentration of platelets. For more information, visit

OCT spinal fixation system
Zimmer Spine’s Virage
® OCT Spinal Fixation System (B) is a posteri-or system intended for the occipital-cervical-thoracic spine (Occiput-T3). The system consists of a variety of rods, anchors, transverse connectors, screws, and polyaxial screws to enable an individualized implant construct. The system also includes the instruments for inserting and securing the implants.

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