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Spinal Surgery Tables What to look for if you're adding or expanding spine surgery services. I f you're only look- ing to perform such basic spine procedures as lumbar decompressions and herniated discs, you can easily convert your standard surgical table into a spine table. A detachable fixture known as a Wilson frame that fits right on top of a stan- dard OR table will maintain patients in a flexed position. Its 2 curved parallel pads situate the patient in a prone position, which holds the chest and pelvis in place over the table with adjustable, lateral sup- port. The space between the curved pads leaves the patient's abdomen free to hang without pressure, one of the primary ways to minimize blood loss during spinal surgery. Meanwhile, another pad supports the patient's tibia(s), which keeps the lower spine flexed and ready for operation. For more complex operations, however, open-frame Jackson tables offer advanced features for advanced procedures like spinal fusion or laminectomy. A typical Jackson model features an open, modular base with interchangeable top frames. Jackson tables are excellent resources for facilities that need specialized equipment for advanced spinal operations. Here are some of the features you should consider when evaluating a spine table: 1 5 2 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • J A N U A R Y 2 0 1 7 Thinking of Buying … John C. Liu, MD • ADVANCED SPINE Will you benefit from a specialty spinal table?

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