Face Down Gel Positioning Pad

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Model Number: NH-08693


Technical specifications:

To protect and support head and face in prostrate surgery, to facilitate general anaesthesia and to maintain respiratory passageway.


Positioning pads are often used during long surgeries for several reasons:

  • Pressure Redistribution: Prolonged surgical procedures can put pressure on certain areas of the body, leading to discomfort, skin breakdown, and pressure ulcers (bedsores). Positioning pads help distribute the patient’s weight more evenly, reducing pressure on vulnerable areas such as bony prominences and joints.
  • Comfort: Surgery can be physically demanding and uncomfortable for patients, especially during lengthy procedures. Positioning pads provide cushioning and support, enhancing patient comfort and reducing the risk of musculoskeletal strain or discomfort.
  • Stability: Maintaining proper positioning throughout a long surgery is essential for optimal surgical exposure and access to the surgical site. Positioning pads help stabilize the patient in the desired position, preventing shifting or movement that could compromise the surgical field.
  • Prevention of Nerve Damage: Prolonged pressure on nerves can lead to nerve damage and neuropathies. Positioning pads help alleviate pressure on nerves, reducing the risk of nerve injury during long surgeries.
  • Prevention of Compartment Syndrome: Compartment syndrome occurs when pressure within a muscle compartment builds to dangerous levels, leading to reduced blood flow and potential tissue damage. Proper positioning with the aid of positioning pads helps prevent excessive pressure on muscles and reduces the risk of compartment syndrome.
  • Maintaining Circulation: Prolonged immobility during surgery can impair circulation, increasing the risk of blood clots and deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Positioning pads help promote blood flow by reducing pressure on blood vessels and minimizing compression of tissues.
  • Facilitation of Access: Positioning pads can be strategically placed to optimize surgical access and exposure while ensuring the patient’s safety and comfort. They help support the patient in specific positions required for the surgical procedure without causing undue strain or discomfort.

Overall, the use of positioning pads during long surgeries is aimed at enhancing patient safety, comfort, and outcomes by reducing the risk of complications associated with prolonged immobility and pressure.


10 common surgery table positions.

10 common surgery table positions.


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