Pelvic Lateral Traction Device
For reconstruction of acetabular fractures the patients are positioned either on regular OR tables or traction tables according to the personal preference of the surgeon and frequently not at least the availability of a costly orthopedic table suitable for this specific type of surgery. As an example lateral and longitudinal traction of the femur is necessary during the acetabular reconstruction through the ilioinguinal approach. On the regular table this had to be done manually and frequently had to be maintained by a second surgeon. The pelvic lateral traction device was developed by the PEEG as a table attachment for universal use during pelvic surgery. In the sterile region the device is connected to the patient by coupling to a Schanz screw, but also can be mounted to an external fixator. The position can be modified easily after loosening and tightening of a single fixation screw (one-hand technique). The range of applications is therefore wide as well in acetabular and pelvic surgery, but can also be of value in other types of orthopedic- and trauma-related surgical reconstruction.
The reduction table attachments consist of the lateral traction device itself, an adaptor, a 10 mm thumb screw, and the 11/16 mm post.
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