obp Launches New and Improved Single-Use, Cordless Surgical Retractor with Integrated Multi-LED Light Source and Dual Smoke Evacuation Channels
obp’s ONETRAC LX delivers a fully integrated cordless surgical retractor designed for surgeons performing demanding procedures requiring greater illumination strength, coverage and duration.
May 29, 2019 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time
LAWRENCE, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–obp, the leading global developer of single-use, self-contained, illuminating medical devices, today announced the launch of ONETRAC LX, a new and improved line of single-use, cordless surgical retractors with an integrated multi-LED light source and dual smoke evacuation channels.
“The commercialization of ONETRAC LX represents a significant milestone for obp,” said Jason Swift, CEO of obp. “We have developed this product based on feedback from surgeons and healthcare practitioners around the world who are seeking state-of-the-art surgical pocket lighting coverage all in a compact single-use cordless retractor. ONETRAC LX is the first of its kind offering both surgeons and operating room nurses maximum smoke clearance capabilities with our integrated dual smoke evacuation system built into each unit.”
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) estimates that 500,000 healthcare workers are exposed to surgical smoke each year. Not only can surgical smoke obstruct a surgeon’s view of the surgical site, but it has been shown to contain dangerous contaminants that impact both the patients and healthcare practitioners – including toxic gases, viruses, bacteria, as well as many other potentially hazardous materials. In fact, several states are beginning to address these concerns, including recent regulations in Colorado and Rhode Island requiring facilities to adopt and implement a policy that prevents human exposure to surgical smoke through the implementation of a surgical smoke evacuation system.
ONETRAC LX effectively retracts, illuminates and evacuates surgical smoke, all with one fully integrated device. Within seconds, ONETRAC LX effectively provides illumination and smoke evacuation in the depths of a surgical pocket.
“By optimizing key features of the surgical retractor, we are able to address smoke evacuation hazards to ensure that surgeons can efficiently and effectively create a surgical smoke-free environment,” said Doug McConnell, MD, FACS, Medical Director of obp. “ONETRAC LX sets a new standard-of-care for surgeons performing procedures that require smoke-free visualization.”
ONETRAC LX comes complete with a fully integrated multi-LED light source enabling surgeons to choose their optimal lighting configuration and brightness level along the blade. Fiber-optic surgical retractors typically require the use of a fiber-optic cord and external light source, which generate a significant amount of potentially harmful heat and can be a fire hazard if not managed properly. By removing fiber-optic cords, ONETRAC LX addresses the fire hazard risk while providing cooler illumination.
This ready-to-use device eliminates the time and expense associated with cleaning and preparing devices for reuse, while reducing the risk of cross-contamination in the surgical setting by making reusable devices obsolete. Each ONETRAC LX unit comes out of the package ready for use – with no additional parts, components, fiber-optic cords or additional assembly required. ONETRAC LX is ideal for breast and reconstructive procedures as well as other surgical procedures requiring access, illumination and retraction of soft tissue.
For more information about ONETRAC LX, please visit https://obpmedical.com/lx or contact obp at (978) 291-6853.
obp is the leading global developer of single-use, self-contained, illuminating medical devices. We integrate light with device — making them one — creating effective and simplified single-use solutions. Our innovative products are used in more than 10,000 physician offices, clinics, surgery centers and hospitals throughout the United States and worldwide. For more information about obp and our line of self-illuminating medical devices, please visit www.obpmedical.com, check out our Simple, Bright Ideas Blog or find us on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook. obp is proud to be ISO13485 certified.
JPA Health Communications