There is a new way to position patients for arthroscopic rotator cuffs and other surgeries on shoulder and clavicle. MAQUET has just unveiled a new surgical arm positioning system called Trimano 3D. Attached to the surgery table, the Trimano 3D allows orthopedic and trauma care surgeons to move the patient’s arm to the desired location and orientation, and to fix it in place for the duration of a procedure.
The support arm includes a sterile arm rest and adapter and is used to locate and hold the patient’s arm securely in the required position throughout the operation. The unrestricted manoeuvrability of the Trimano, rapid and accurate repositioning can be carried out at any time during the operation. The patient’s arm can also be lifted off the support and moved freely, in order to monitor the results of the operation.
The initial preparation for the positioning of the patient’s arm can be made in the induction room. The arm is positioned on the support arm and an arm pad. Then, in the operating theatre, the patient’s arm is simply transferred from the arm pad onto the sterile arm rest. An adapter that was developed in parallel, makes it easy to mount the arm rest into place. It connects the arm rest with the support arm resulting in greater handling and control for the user.