Inflatable Support for Multiple Applications IxS

Choose the shape and size that suits you best

Two shapes, two sizes, three versions: a dozen different variations

Proper positioning of the patient provides optimal access to the surgical or medical procedure site while maintaining body function and structural integrity. Using compressed air instead of manual labor is an ergonomic breakthrough in the hospital. Thanks to the different shapes and variations, the IxS supports provide optimal positioning for a wide range of applications.

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Benefits of the Inflatable Support for Multiple Applications

Select the cushion that best suits your procedure.

Shape Size Dimension Variation
Sickle Large 49 x 22 x 12 cm
19.3 x 8.7 x 4.7 in
With tape
With cover
Without tape nor cover
Extra Large 53 x 25 x 14 cm
20.9 x 9.8 x 5.5 in
Rectangular Large 44.5 x 20.5 x 10 cm
17.5 x 8.1 x 3.9 in
Extra Large 51 x 20.5 x 12 cm
20.1 x 8.1 x 4.7 in

Shape

Sickle
Rectangular

Size

Large
Extra large

Variation

With tape
With cover
Without tape nor cover

SHAPE

DIMENSIONS

Rectangular
Large

49 x 22 x 12 cm
19.3 x 8.7 x 4.7 in

Rectangular
Extra Large

53 x 25 x 14 cm
20.9 x 9.8 x 5.5 in

Sickle
Large

44.5 x 20.5 x 10 cm
17.5 x 8.1 x 3.9 in

Sickle
Extra Large

51 x 20.5 x 12 cm
20.1 x 8.1 x 4.7 in

Applications (some examples)

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Our Sickle Inflatable (IxS-Sickle) is used for the ALIF procedure. Before anesthesia, you tape the inflatable in the appropriate place on the patient’s back. During surgery, you inflate the cushion, carefully creating the indirect distraction. When Paul Depauw, neurosurgeon, tried this for the first time, he was impressed and satisfied with the result “Lifting the patient manually to put a pillow under them is too abrupt. The inflatable pillow provides a very gentle lardosis.”
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The rectangular version of the IxS allows for a temporary supine position during open vascular surgery. You position the patient in the supine position on the rigid operating table in the hybrid operating room (OR) with the inflatable under his back at the level of the abdominal aorta. Intra-operatively, you can inflate and deflate the support to the appropriate height. The surgeon who did this for the first time was very pleased with the result: “The inflatable support provided an easy, safe and quick method of lifting the abdomen during the exposure and repair of the aorta. Time is of the essence and the use of the inflatable support allowed for repositioning in just a few seconds.”
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The Salaam or knee-chest position is a surgical position often used for decompressive spinal surgery (lumbar disc surgery and surgery for lumbar spinal stenosis). However, it is challenging for the medical staff. The IxS-rectangular lifts the torso of the anesthetized patient without manual labor and in a controlled manner.
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IxS helps to reduce lumbar lordosis and facilitate access to the spine. Whether you are targeting a neurostimulation goal or performing other (minimally invasive) spinal surgery that requires access to the spine, widening the intervertebral space (interlaminar space or neuroforaminae) facilitates navigation and allows you to focus on the task at hand.

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Facial care in the ICU can be an ergonomic challenge. Our IxS puts an end to repeated tilting of patients: you can simply inflate and deflate our cushion at any time to wash or nurse a patient’s face. A clear example of how the power of compressed air can be an ergonomic breakthrough in the ICU.

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The most common application of our Inflatable Support is in surgeries with patient in lateral position. You place the sickle shaped support (IxS-S) under the armpit or waist and inflate it during the procedure to reach the surgical goal (e.g heart or kidney).

This application is commonly known as “the Nierenrolle”. Placement of the IxS cushion under the xiphoid ensures optimal access to the renal pelvis and anterior calices. The use of an inflatable in percutaneous nephrolitholapaxis, for example, allows the kidneys to be fixed between the 11th and 12th rib.

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What our clients say about us

“The IPV is a super product. Thank you for your beautiful and practical solution to ventilate patients comfortably in the prone position.”
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Team Intensive Care

AZ St-Maarten Belgium

“This method is simple, more ergonomic and more hygienic than the ways and materials with which one is familiar today. The position of the patient was correct and stable.”
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OR Team

UZ Leuven (Belgium)

“One day these medical devices will become mandatory.”
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Neurosurgeon

UZ Gent (Belgium)

“With the Ergotrics inflatable prone positioning system you can work much faster, more hygienically and healthier for the staff, both when the patient is transferred to the prone position and during the positioning itself.”
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Prof Robert Pflugmacher,

Universitätsklinikum Bonn (Germany)

“The ergonomic advantages of inflatable positioning devices are clear. Furthermore we think that the optimal positioning also will result in less intra-abdominal pressure and therefore less venous pressure, better operating conditions and possibly less intraoperative blood loss. We will investigate this further.”
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Dr. F. van Eijs, M.D, Ph.D.

Anesthetist, ETZ The Netherlands

“With the IBO and IPS we can prepare the patient for surgery in prone position with 2 nurses less. This is a great advantage for efficiency in the operating theatre”
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Elisabeth Shukhuset Uppsala (Sweden)

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