Cracking the Code: Medline Unveils Intuitive Solution for Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery

Medline Unite™ Cannulated Screw System is color coded, engineered with surgeon in mind to help minimize errors and stripping

MUNDELEIN, Ill.--()--For ambulatory surgery centers looking for more efficient and simplified ways to perform orthopedic foot and ankle surgeries and help reduce errors, the Medline Unite™ Cannulated Screw System is now available for use in corrective procedures and fracture repairs. Medline is launching the newly designed system of implants and instrumentation at the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association’s 2014 annual meeting (ASCA) in Nashville, Tenn., May 14-17.

“The trays in the Medline Unite system are designed for easy handling and sterilization and the instruments and screws are color coded so that the learning curve is minimal for my staff, reducing mistakes and risk for errors,” said Lowell Weil, Jr., DPM, MBA, FACFAS, President and Fellowship director, Weil Foot & Ankle Institute. “The screw head design in this new system has the most up to date configuration which minimizes stripping and the time and hassle it takes to replace bad screws. I’ve put in over 300 Medline screws and have not had one screw strip yet, which ensures that the procedure is done right the first time.”

Medline Unite is a unique system in which the implants and instrumentation are not only color coded so staff can easily match the size of the screws with the corresponding instruments, the contents of the tray system is organized in the order in which each item is used by staff during the procedure. This intuitive design makes the procedure more efficient for the surgical staff and surgeon and reduces the likelihood of errors. The implants are made of an advanced titanium alloy, which meets the stringent standards of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

"The Medline Unite System makes our procedures so straight forward and easy to follow that our scrub techs can effectively use the system without having a company representative present during the procedure,” said Alan League, MD, Illinois Bone and Joint Institute and Clinical Assistant Professor, Orthopedic Surgery at University of Illinois, Chicago. “The system has helped to improve the efficiency and accuracy of our procedures and enhance patient care.”

Medline is also showcasing a number of other cutting edge perioperative solutions at ASCA 2014 to help improve OR efficiency and enhance staff safety including:

  • EMPOWER™ Packaging System: Innovative surgical procedure pack identification system to help improve OR efficiency, eliminate waste and enhance patient safety. The system features easy-to-read, color-coded outer packing labels and matching color-coded insert forms that easily identify each pack and reduce the chance of selecting the wrong pack.
  • Medline ReNewal™: Medline’s medical device reprocessing division maintains the highest industry standards to provide reprocessed single use devices at half the cost of new devices without sacrificing level of performance, saving customers up to $25,000 annually per OR suite.

For more information about the Medline Unite Cannulated Screw System, visit http://www.medline.com/products/perioperative-supplies/unite-cannulated-screw-system#.U3DFR4FdWWU

About Medline

As the nation's largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of health care products, Medline manufactures and distributes more than 350,000 products to hospitals, extended care facilities, surgery centers, physician offices, home care agencies and providers, and retailers. Named one of the country’s "Best and Brightest Companies to Work For,” Medline is headquartered in Mundelein, Ill. and has more than 1,200 dedicated sales representatives to support its broad product line and cost management services. For more information on Medline, go to www.medline.com or www.medline.com/social-media to connect with Medline on a variety of social media channels.

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John Marks, (847) 643-3309
jmarks@medline.com