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Operating Tabletops, Multi-Specialty

Definition : Detachable tabletops designed for use as a component of surgical tables that may be configured for several different procedures. These tabletops typically consist of a rectangular top made of metal, plastic, or a metal/plastic/carbon-fiber composite that is supported by a fixed pedestal (e.g., central column, lateral supports) that may be mounted on a movable, swivel-caster base. The tabletop can also be transferred to trolleys to transport patients to and from the operating room. Multi-specialty 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). Some multi-specialty operating tabletops can be configured for a variety of surgical specialties (e.g., general surgery, gynecology/urology, ophthalmology/ ear, nose, and/or throat [ENT], orthopedic, neurosurgery, vascular surgery) frequently by adding detachable accessories. The tabletops are available both in adult and pediatric sizes.

Entry Terms : "Operating Tabletops, Configurable, Multi-Specialty" , "Multi-Specialty Operating Tabletops"

UMDC code : 25217

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