I. Operating tables and operating microscopes

Neurosurgical Review

, Volume 7, Issue 2, pp 75-80

An improved neurosurgical system: New operating table, chair, microscope and other instrumentation

  • Shigeaki KobayashiAffiliated withDepartment of Neurosurgery, Shinshu University School of Medicine
  • , Kenichiro SugitaAffiliated withDepartment of Neurosurgery, Shinshu University School of Medicine
  • , Koichi MatsuoAffiliated withDepartment of Neurosurgery, Shinshu University School of Medicine

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Summary

We have developed what we call the instrument trio in the neurosurgical operating theatre: a remotecontrolled operating microscope with magnetic lock, an operating table with remote-controlled X-Y shifter, and a floating operating chair. In addition other important improvements in instrumentation have been made; they include a quick sterilization system for the operating microscope, a multipurpose head frame and an improved retractor system. The instruments and their characteristics are described in detail.

Keywords

Brain retractor head frame neurosurgical instrument operating chair operating microscope operating table sterilization