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Spinal support unit/head extension. For intraoperative repositioning and fixing for operations to the dorsal

In various sizes for firm positioning of the patient through good distribution of pressure (O Fig. 7.82).

Fig. 7.80. Spinal support unit

7.2.6 Patient warming system

The basic idea. Before surgery, it is decided which parts of the body can be covered without impairing the surgical activities. Heat is supplied from above (conductive method). The patient is covered outside the surgical/sterile area. Highly versatile, segmented and specially shaped blankets are ideal for individual use in every surgical discipline (O Fig. 7.83).

8.1 Introduction - 92

8.2 Preparation of the operating table - 92

8.2.1 Universal operating table Alphamaquet 1150.30 with water and gel mat for trauma surgery - 92

8.3 Supine position - 93

8.3.2 Shoulders and arms - 93

8.4 Lithotomy position - 96

8.4.1 Head, shoulders and arms - 96

8.5 Beach-chair position - 98

8.5.2 Shoulders and arms - 99

8.6 Prone position - 99

8.6.3 Thorax and pelvis - 102

8.7 The lateral position - 102

8.7.2 Shoulder and arms - 103

8.7.3 Thorax and pelvis - 104

8.8 Final remarks - 105

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