Operative Armour is the first safety-engineered device that enables the clinician to close surgical incisions without scrub tech assistance.
“The Operative Armour technology is a simple yet exciting technology that helps me improve my work flow during vaginal cases and incision site closure. It is also a must have to work more safely and efficiently when performing open procedures.”
Tony Gaddi, MD, Tuscon Medical Center, AZ
“Using this device is a Game Changer, it’s a value. Once you use it you will never want to go back”
Walter Burnham, MD, Monrovia Medical Center
“From a start to end time we’re probably 20 – 25% times faster when using Operative Armour. Also it gives me peace of mind that we won’t have a needlestick and if we can prevent just one needlestick it’s a win!”
Brian Su, MD, Medical Director of Spine, Marin Health
Operative Armour Benefits
Eliminates Passage & Handling of Exposed Needles
Eliminates Multi-Tasking Distractions During Counts
Surgeon/Clinician Control Pace of Closure
Improves OR Workflow and Labor Efficiency
Operative Armour Products
THE NEEDLE TRAP
The Operative Armour Needle Trap provides a standardized means to safely self-secure each suture needle at the point of use on the surgical field. This eliminates the contaminated needlestick hazard associated with subsequent passage and handling of exposed contaminated needles.
The Needle Trap can be mounted directly to the drape, to a wrist strap, or to an ergonomic forearm Barrier. The compatibility of the Needle Trap enables it to be used with any brand suture pack.
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Contains 12 – 48 mm
Suture Needle Sizes
Adhesive Backing Allows for
Secure Attachment to Mounts & Drapes
Channel Foam Securely
Holds Needles in Place
Center Channel on Trap
Accommodates All Needle Driver Options
Allows Attachment of ANY Suture Pack
THE BARRIER KIT
The Operative Armour Barrier Kit is the preferred mounting option to reduce surgical closure time in the operating room. The Barrier Kit provides all the benefits of the Needle Trap while also providing an ergonomic placement so that the clinician can maintain their sight on the surgical field.
By utilizing the Barrier Kit the clinician self-dispenses his/her own suture needles, liberating the scrub tech from the responsibility so they can perform their counts and start the OR breakdown process, thereby reducing the time required for surgical closure.
Tool Scrabbard mounts
to Barrier and provides a means to attach suture scissors, needle drivers, or other tools
Needle Traps attached
via hook and loop attachment providing easy access to suture needles during closure
Maintain vision of
surgical site while self-dispensing and self-securing suture needles
The Operative Armour Mini-Mount Kit provides a handheld means for dispensing and securing suture needles from the near surgical field.
The Mini-Mount includes one Large Small Needle Trap.
The Mini-Mount can be attached directly to the drape with a magnetic fastener.
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Versatile mount enables placement in the field, on the mayo
stand, or as a handheld
Needle Traps attached via hook and loop attachment
providing easy access to suture needles during closure
Brian Su, MD Clinical Testimonial
Walter Burnham, MD Clinical Testimonial
John Phillips, PA-C Clinical Testimonial
Joseph Gorek, MD Product Demonstration
Efficacy of a Novel Intraoperative Engineered Sharps Injury Prevention Device
Hillary Jenny, Maria Reategui Via y Rada, Pooja Yesantharao, Helen Xun, Richard Redett, Justin Michael Sacks, Robin Yang. Originally published in JMIR Perioperative Medicine (http://periop.jmir.org), 27.11.2020.
Effectiveness of a Novel Trocar Site Closure System: A Retrospective Evaluation
William F. Buitrago MD, PhD, Thomas T Wang, MD, Philip L Leggett, MD, University of Texas, Houston, Department of Surgery; Minimally Invasive Surgeons of Texas (MIST) Consortium; Houston Northwest Medical Center, Houston, TX
Surgeon frustration during long open incision pop-off closures inspired the Operative Armour System. These cases present different types of challenges and issues that can be resolved or minimized with clinician autonomy:
Waiting for needles while scrub tech performs counts
Incorrect counts due to multi-tasking distraction
Dropped needles after clinician relinquishes control of needle driver
Competency variance between scrub techs
Insufficient scrub tech labor
Compromised scrub tech assistance during closure
Over-the-shoulder needle exchanges
Disruption due to scrub tech change during closure
Multiple surgeon closures – safety and speed
Needlestick hazard with high risk patient population
Candidate procedures where the Operative Armour System provides a significant workflow improvement:
Spine – scoliosis, deformities, fusions and laminectomies
Plastics – all flaps procedures, reconstructions, panniculectomies /abdominoplasties
Colorectal – all laparotomies, lower anterior colon resections, open colectomies
URO/GYN – all laparotomies, abdominal cystectomies, hysterectomies, myomectomies, Caesarians (where pop-off are used)
ENT/CMF – free flaps procedures, thyroidectomies
Orthopedics – hip revisions, oncologic limb sparing, pelvic trauma
Other – Pediatrics, breast reconstruction, CABG vein graft harvesting, organ transplant harvest, amputations, middle of the night surgery, short-handed surgeries