During thyroidectomies, there is a need for a more efficient method to hold open the incision.
During total knee arthroplasty, there is a need to reduce the amount of time spent changing the battery of the saw used to cut the femur and tibia.
During repair of tibia fracture with an IM nail, there is a need for better way to ream out the tibial diaphysis that does not require the surgeon to strain by reaching up high.
There is a need for a laparoscopic linear cutter that will always fully cut through the two sides of the tissue that it is separating.
During the laparoscopic gastrectomies, there is a need for a better method of controlling the end of the gastric tube so that it can be inserted into the esophagus with fewer attempts.
There is a need for a more secure method of attachment of the CO2 tubes to laparascopes in order to prevent old or worn tubes from separating from the laparoscope during surgery.
During arthroscopic procedures, there is a need to reduce the amount of contaminated saline solution used for irrigation that flows back out of the joint and spills on the floor and the surgeonsÕ legs and feet.