Frame Suspends Patient For Surgical Operation (Mar, 1938)

Frame Suspends Patient For Surgical Operation

ALTHOUGH it resembles a medieval torture machine in general appearance, a newly developed operating room frame is said to provide increased comfort for the patient and affords the surgeon free access to the field of operation. The frame is specially designed for fracture and orthopedic operating work.

The new apparatus employs the principle of suspension from above, rather than support from beneath and the patient’s body lies on padded rests at the head, small of the back, and below the thighs. The feet and hands are strapped to other supports on the frame

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  1. Jim Dunn says: May 10, 20075:35 am

    Creepy. You have to wonder if Robin Cook saw this and was inspired to write “Coma.”

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