his year’s Excellence In Surgical Products
(ESP) Awards gave readers the difficult
task of picking the winners from all of the
great submissions received. From the entrants
rose three Best of Show products, which include
a data management solution, ultrasonic dissection
device, and a hands-free transfer tray.
The Best of Show winners were given the
opportunity to talk more in-depth about their
products, primarily the catalyst behind the prod-uct's creation and how they help help in the
operating room. Immediately following the Best of
Show responses, the category winners and honorable mention products are showcased.
FIRST PLACE, Best of Show,
SDC3 All-In-One Data
Surgical Products: Can you provide a
detailed description of the SDC3 and what it is
designed to offer customers?
Stryker: The SDC3 captures and records HD
images and videos during endoscopic procedures
with advanced features, such as dual-capture
capability, 1080p high definition recording, and
a 1 TB internal archive. To improve workflow
efficiency, the SDC3 allows more control than
ever with the device control package. Surgeons
and the sterile team can now control devices from
the sterile field, and non-sterile team members can
quickly control consoles from across the room.
The SDC3 also acts as a solution for data connectivity after the surgical procedure by streamlining
post-op media processes through integration with
PACS, EMRs, or Studio3. Physicians can also
easily save media to a USB, CD/DVD, hospital
network, iPad, or Studio3.
SP: What are some of the SDC3's most notable
Stryker: • Device Control – The SDC3 allows
both surgeons and staff to take control of devices
in the OR to positively impact workflow and
• Built-in WiFi – With built-in
wireless capabilities, the SDC3
offers wireless communication
and integration with hospital
networks, Studio3, PACS, and
• Customizable Surgical
Timeouts - Designed to
improve patient safety and ensure staff engagement, the SDC3 offers a customizable surgical
timeout checklist to be displayed on monitors,
followed by an electronic copy of the surgical timeout saved to the patient’s file.
• Customizable User Profiles –User profiles can
be customized to meet the preferences of each
surgeon. With the press of a single button, the
device configures to the surgeon’s needs, allowing the nurse more time to focus on the patient.
SP: How do these features help your customers
control devices and manage data more effectively?
Stryker: The Device Control package gives
customers more control over devices, drastically
increasing efficiency and saving time in the OR.
With Device Control, surgeons and members of the
sterile field can quickly control devices all devices
on and off the sterile field by using a wireless headset or the 1488 camera head. Non-sterile team
members also have more control with the ability
to control consoles from across the room using the
SDC3 touch screen, the SPI3 touch screen, or an
The SDC3 simplifies data management with customizable user profiles that configure saving preferences for each surgeon. Through built-in WiFi,
patient information and media can be wirelessly
transmitted to the surgeon’s preferred network,
including the hospital network, Studio3, PACs, and
SP: Is the SDC3 compatible with consumer electronic devices?
Stryker: After downloading the free Stryker
SDC3 app in the Apple App Store, the SDC3 can
save images and video to the Apple iPad for the sur-
geon to edit, annotate, email,
or review case footage.
SP: How does the SDC3
compare with similar products
or other means of managing
Stryker: The SDC3 is a best-in-class information management system that offers technological
advancements and efficiency improvements
unlike any other digital capture device. The
SDC3 focuses on safety and efficiency and can
be customized to meet the unique needs of your
surgeons, staff, and hospital networking systems.
The advanced recording capabilities, customizable user profiles, surgical timeouts, device
control, and iPad integration and built-in WiFi
set this device apart from previous Stryker generations and from other capture devices in the
SECOND PLACE, Best of Show,
Cordless Ultrasonic Dissection
SP: What are some of the key features of the
Sonicision device that set it apart from similar
Covidien: In addition to being the first and only
cordless device of its kind, the Sonicision cordless
ultrasonic dissection device was designed with
three key features:
1. A patented dual mode energy button which
allows surgeons to keep their eyes on the patient
and endoscopic monitor
2. A linear active blade with tapered tip that offers
faster dissection and less surgical plume than the