Israeli business newspaper Globes reports that EZ Surgical out of Yoqneam, Israel has signed a distribution deal with Medline Industries out of Mundelein, Illinois to sell some of the firm’s products in the United States. One of the devices from EZ Surgical that got us interested, since we have not seen something like this before, is the A-lap retractor for pushing away organs during laparoscopic surgeries.
A-Lap™ is a pure 5mm laparoscopic innovation and first of its kind 3D retractor/displacement device. A-Lap™ comes packaged with a dedicated soft flexible port, or may be deployed through an existing skin incision. Features include an atraumatic mesh controlled by an intuitive handle design allowing the user to manipulate and lock-in the degree to which the device is opened. This accommodates for multiple applications, including intra-abdominal retraction, liver retraction, lung retraction and anyplace where atraumatic tissue or organ displacement is required. When opened, there is no volume loss as compared to traditional laparoscopic retractors, or “fan” technology and is not limited by their associated single plane retraction.
Check out this video to understand how useful this device can really be:
Product page: The A-Lap…