New Products

Edition: May 2003 - Vol 11 Number 05
Article#: 1545
Author: Repertoire

Hand-Strengthening Products

The FingerWeight Corporation has developed FingerWeights, a 5-, 10- and 15-gram adjustable weighted ring system designed to strengthen and condition the muscles and tendons in fingers, hands, wrists and forearms. FingerWeights abides by the accepted principles of progressive weight training practiced by athletes and prescribed by doctors to both increase performance and prevent injury.

FingerWeights are gold- or nickel-plated, zinc weighted rings that slide onto each finger. The weighting system is adjustable for maximum conditioning, allowing the user to increase the weight in 5-gram increments up to 15 grams per finger as strength improves. An exercise and instruction pamphlet is provided with each set of FingerWeights, providing a complete guide for a safe and effective hand and finger-conditioning program.

FingerWeights can be used to treat symptoms of repetitive motion injuries and arthritis, or as a physical and occupational therapy tool.

Kimberly-Clark Expands its Feeding Tube Product Line

Kimberly-Clark Health Care recently announced the introduction of the MIC-KEY Low-Profile Transgastric-Jejunal Feeding Tube as part of its medical device line of interventional products. The new feeding tube is designed for pediatric and adult patients requiring simultaneous jejunal feeding and gastric decompression. Produced with the patient in mind, the new low-profile design is unobtrusive and easy to conceal.

The low profile feeding tube features multiple feeding exit ports to help improve flow and minimize clogging. A tungsten weighted jejunal portion with high columnar strength maintains jejunal position and a radiopaque stripe aids in catheter visualization. The feeding tube also features clearly marked gastric and jejunal ports for ease-of-identification and an in-line jejunal port to aid in over-the-wire placement.

The low-profile feeding tube is constructed of high-clarity medical grade silicone and includes a tapered distal tip for non-traumatic tube insertion. The product is available in a wide range of sizes and lengths.