It’s recommended to use a structured team approach and careful selection of equipment tailored to the patient and surgery.
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Selection of the right positioning cushions
Ergotrics’ IPS cushions are designed to mirror the human skeleton. This provides the thorax and pelvis with the necessary support, while leaving the abdomen free. (See image)
Because of the well considered choice of material, shape and positioning the cushions reduce the risk of skin damage, congestion and intra abdominal pressure, while still providing the best possible support. Even for patients above 120 Kg, since the cushions are designed according to weight and size.
In addition to the advantages mentioned above, the IPS cushions offer another benefit: they are X-ray radiolucent. By filling the cushions with compressed air, the X-rays pass through the positioning materials more easily. This facilitates X-ray applications, in contrast to the use of typical foam cushions.