This Day On The Street
Continue to site
ADVERTISEMENT
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here

Symmetry Surgical Unveils Next Generation Bookwalter(R) Self-Retaining Rotilt Ratchet

WARSAW, Ind., March 4, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Symmetry Medical Inc. (NYSE:SMA), a leading global source of innovative medical device solutions, including surgical instruments, orthopedic implants, and sterilization cases and trays, announced today that its subsidiary, Symmetry Surgical, is unveiling the newest component in its industry-leading Bookwalter portfolio, the Bookwalter Self-Retaining Rotilt Ratchet, at the 60 th Congress of the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) in San Diego.

The Bookwalter Self-Retaining Rotilt Ratchet combines the best features of past generations into a single ratchet that provides multiple configurations and reliable retraction in any position. Built through collaboration with surgeons and operating room professionals, the new low-profile ratchet features locking tilt and locking rotation and is compatible with all legacy Bookwalter Retractor System components.

Dr. John Bookwalter, surgeon inventor of the Bookwalter Retractor System, said, "By combining rotation, tilt and self-retraction into a single ratchet, we've created a device that more closely mimics the natural toe-in motion of handheld retractors while retaining the benefits of table-mounted ring retractors. The Self-Retaining Rotilt Ratchet is the product of three decades of innovation and continuous improvement."

"Symmetry Surgical is dedicated to collaborating with our customers and responding to surgeon and clinician needs with new innovations," said Chris Huntington, Chief Operating Officer, Symmetry Surgical. "Our customers appreciated the features available with past generations of Bookwalter ratchets. By combining the best elements of our legacy ratchets into the new Self-Retaining Rotilt Ratchet, we're providing greater value in the surgical market and helping clinicians deliver exceptional patient care." 

Symmetry Surgical will provide hands-on demonstrations of the Bookwalter Self-Retaining Rotilt Ratchet at the AORN meeting in the Company's Booth #3217.

About Symmetry Surgical

Symmetry Surgical is dedicated to developing quality surgical instruments that meet the needs of clinicians and help improve the lives of patients. Our portfolio brings together the product lines of Specialty Surgical Instrumentation (SSi), Olsen Medical and the recently acquired surgical instruments division Codman & Shurtleff, Inc. Our well-known brands include BOOKWALTER®, GREENBERG™, RILEY™, OLSEN™, ULTRA™, QUAD-LOCK™, FLASHPAK™, RAPIDCLEAN®, OPTI-LENGTH®, CLASSIC® and CLASSIC PLUS®. Headquartered in Nashville, Symmetry Surgical is a wholly owned subsidiary of Symmetry Medical Inc (NYSE:SMA).

1 of 2

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Only $9.95
14-Days Free
Dividend Stock Advisor

David Peltier identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Options Profits

Our options trading pros provide over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • Actionable options commentary and news
  • Real-time trading community
SYM TRADE IT LAST %CHG

Markets

DOW 18,126.12 -36.87 -0.20%
S&P 500 2,120.79 -2.69 -0.13%
NASDAQ 5,097.9760 -8.6170 -0.17%

Partners Compare Online Brokers

Free Reports

Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs