US Surgical launches leg-vein harvester:
This article was originally published in Clinica
US Surgical has launched a minimally invasive leg-vein harvester for coronary bypass surgeons. The Mini Harvest system allows surgeons to remove saphenous veins, the superficial leg veins, through either large or small tissue retractors that create illuminated, tent-like workspaces in the patients' leg. The retractors contain fibre-optic channels that are compatible with a wide variety of operating room light-sources. The harvester system costs $120.