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Power Supplies, Regulated, Staple Reshaping

Definition : Regulated power supplies designed to deliver a heat-controlled current through a special shape-memory metal-alloy (e.g., nitinol) bone staple to reconform it to its original shape, producing a compression force. The current is delivered after the staple has been placed into the bones. These units consist of an electronic-current source with controls and a cable with an appropriate connector to match the staples. Orthopedic procedures using heat-reshaped staples are intended to accelerate the healing response of bones; the procedures include general fracture fixation; skull, maxillofacial, and other oral fractures; and ligament reattachment. These procedures are typically performed using a set of manual instruments (e.g., holders, burs) in addition to the staple and power supply unit.

Entry Terms : "Staple Warmers"

UMDC code : 20332


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BioMedical Enterprises Inc

BME was founded in 1991 as a biomedical research firm, working closely with leading teaching institutions and some of the world's largest orthopaedic companies on various bone healing research projects. Over time BME entered the medical device market searching for products that would help bones heal faster and better. Through collaborations with a worldwide network of research and innovation, BME was introduced to memory metal compression bone staples and soon became the first to market heat-activated shape memory devices in the United States.

Cummins Power Generation Inc

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