Broadhead Pegboard Pegs

Broadhead Pegboard Pegs

Match Grade Medical designs surgical equipment to be easy to use and easy to clean. There are other common knee positioners still being used that have voids and crevasses that can hold blood and bio debris from past surgeries.

After reviewing some of the positioning equipment being used, we decided to start an investigation and take these outdated positioners apart to find what is left behind.

The knee positioner shown in these images is the first system that we cut apart, but it is not the only system that could have these issues. Some of the positioners deserve a closer look. To identify problem areas, please see our article, ‘5 Signs your Positioning Equpment Might Not be Clean.’

Contaminated surgical equipment is a big deal. The FDA has issued warnings regarding endoscope contamination, but hospitals and surgical centers need to understand what leads to these issues and be vigilant about the equipment that they bring into their sterile field.

Match Grade products are not just easier to clean, they are designed to be clean. We follow some basic principles in the development of all of our products that produces equipment that resists contamination.

  • Components are manufactured from a solid single piece of material when possible.
  • Welded connections form a complete seal, leaving no gaps that can become contaminated.
  • All necessary assembly points are hermetically sealed with an epoxy potting compound.

By design, our equipment can be disassembled without tools, has wipe-able surfaces that are easy to clean, and do not contain cracks and crevasse to accumulate organic matter.

We ask for a clean spoon at a restaurant because it has a speck of yesterday’s soup on it, but thousands of surgeries happen every day using contaminated equipment.  It is time for an upgrade.

2415 Augustine Road
Neenah, WI 54956-4803

(920) 486-1955

 

© 2017 Match Grade Medical LLC.

Changing the position on positioning at AAHKS 2017

Changing the position on positioning at AAHKS 2017

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Match Grade Medical was honored to have the opportunity to interact with some of the countries top hip and knee surgeons at this year’s AAHKS annual meeting in Dallas TX.  Our approach with each meeting we atttend is to “change the position on positioning” through our innovative positioning equipment. Many surgeons had a chance to see the benefits of our products, but more importantly, we appreciate learning more about the recent trends and struggles that these top surgeons are facing.  It allows us to target our devices to meet the needs and resolve the struggles faced by these progressive leaders.

In contrast to other meetings we have attended that focused on patient protection, pressure injury, and respect for the sterile field, these surgeons are focused on versatility in knee positioning and rigid support in hip positioning.  Many have already identified new ways to utilize our products to resolve their specific needs.

Although our Solorail knee positioner and our Mini Broadhead pegboard systems were designed for total knees and knee arthroscopy respectively, the level of interest in using them for Oxford, or unicompartmental knee arthroplasty was very high.  Surgeons seemed to appreciate the ability to put a thigh bolster with popliteal support within the sterile field.

We have also found that nearly all of our requests for knee positioner trials since the meeting have included our pivot foot holder which allows a full 90 degrees of lateral and medial rotation.

We pride ourselves on offering versatile, easy to use, and easy to clean positioning devices for orthopedic surgery, and it was great to receive positive support from these industry leading surgeons.

2415 Augustine Road
Neenah, WI 54956-4803

(920) 486-1955

 

© 2017 Match Grade Medical LLC.