If this is the first couple of messages received as a result of a new medical device launch, it is clear that a huge unidentified need has been uncovered.
Headlamps have been a part of the surgical set up for quite some time, and they provide additional light when the overhead light is not enough, or cannot be optimally positioned during surgery. They can be especially challenging in deeper wounds, and in angles forced by anatomy or positioning. They offer a vast improvement. However, the use of surgical headlights may lead to awkward posture and limit the mobility and visibility of the operating team. Despite the vast availability of fiber-optic instruments, many surgeons continue to use the surgical headlight, which may be harmful to their health and career.
With the entry of a wide spread pandemic, the use of full PPE is necessary to keep staff and patients safe, even in procedures with historically less protective gear. It makes perfect sense to read the comments above — full PPE is restricting movements and vision on its own, and the addition of a head lamp can make the use of visors and masks a tough-to-secure, tangled, sweaty mess.
Previous posts have addressed how often the over head light needs to be re-positioned, and the feedback above shows that the addition of a light to the self-retaining ring retractor, JUNE Medical has solved a problem that turns out to be even more prevalent now that when we started the innovation project.