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Operating Tabletops, Orthopedic

Definition : Operating tabletops designed for use as a detachable component in operating tables using a common pedestal used in orthopedic surgical procedures. These tabletops typically consist of a rectangular top made of metal, plastic, or a metal/plastic/carbon-fiber composite and are supported by a fixed base (pedestal) or a movable, swivel-caster base. Orthopedic operating tabletops have padding for upper-body support, an apparatus for lower-body support (e.g., abductor bars), and any number of orthopedic accessories. Some orthopedic upper-body supports are interchangeable to accommodate specific orthopedic procedures; other models are available with tabletops that allow the conversion of the orthopedic table to a full-length surgical table or to perform another surgical (e.g., spinal, vascular) procedure. Orthopedic operating tabletops and their individual segments are raised and lowered by mechanical gears or hydraulic piston systems using manual controls (e.g., cranks, foot pedals) or electronic controls (e.g., foot pedals, levers, remote-control units). They are available in adult and pediatric sizes.

Entry Terms : "Orthopedic Tabletops, Surgical" , "Orthopedic Tabletops, Operating"

UMDC code : 23731

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