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Posted on Jul 12, 2017

July 12, 2017

Thousand Oaks, CA.—ECA Medical Instruments, the leading designer and manufacturer of single-procedure torque-limiting and fixed-driver surgical instruments and procedural kits for the medical industry and surgeons worldwide, has designed and produced sterile-packed, surgery ready disposable instrument kits for a wide range of trauma and extremity implants used by surgeons for fracture and joint degeneration repair.

Tailored to implant manufacturer specifications these kits are being rapidly adopted across the marketplace to reduce cost, eliminate reprocessing, improve patient safety and provide perfect fixation of implants while reducing risk of surgical site infection.

The fully disposable kits include the full complement of instruments needed by surgeons and OR teams including cannulated fixed drivers, torque limiters, cannulated countersinks and depth gauge instrument, drill guides, guide wires and drill bits. The cannulated instrument design permits minimally invasive surgery (MIS), which reduces OR time, blood loss and patient recovery times. All the instruments are packaged in sterile pack and fully disposable trays.

“We recently launched the industry’s first sterile-packed instrument set for securing cannulated titanium screws and also have deployed sterile pack kits and instruments for hand and wrist repair as well as joint arthroplasty and spine implant product lines,” said James Schultz, ECA’s executive vice president, sales & marketing. 

ECA Medical Instruments Disposable Instrument Kits   

“Single-use instrument kits coupled with sterile packed implants are clearly the way of the future for high volume and relatively low complexity orthopaedic surgeries in both the hospital and outpatient setting,” he said. “We’re excited to partner with major OEMs in the ortho and spine industry and bring these new instrument kits to market.

Single-procedure instruments and procedural kits are providing surgeons and patients alike with a pristine set of ready for surgery instruments for securing a wide range of medical device implants. Sustained benefits include elimination of reprocessing costs, improved OR efficiency, reduced risk of surgical site infection and reduction in hospital and ASC inventory management.

ECA is a one stop shop OEM instrument company providing implant firms with complete product design and development, product and packaging validations, CE Mark and dock to stock operations. This reduces OEM costs and accelerates time to market.

About ECA Medical Instruments

ECA Medical Instruments®, a LongueVue Capital Partners company, was founded in 1979 and located in Thousand Oaks, CA.  ECA is the industry leader in single-procedure torque-limiting instruments and surgical fixation kits. The company has manufactured and delivered over 32 million precision torque instruments to the world’s leading producers of CRM, neuromodulation, cardiovascular and orthopaedic and spine implants resulting in over 500 million precision surgical actuations. Every 20 seconds of every day an ECA torque instrument or procedural kit is used to secure a medical implant—one patient at a time. ECA is an ISO 13485, CE Mark certified and FDA registered company and was named Business of the Year 2012 by the Pacific Coast Business Times.