In its ongoing process to enhance its portfolio of patient positioning devices, Innovative Medical Products realized an opportunity for how the De Mayo D2 Knee Positioner could be improved to more effectively and safely position a wider range of patients. IMP saw the need to redesign its original De Mayo Knee Positioner to accommodate the increasing number of obese patients undergoing total knee replacement.
To ensure that obese patients experience reduced knee movement during surgery, IMP tested and completely redesigned the D2 carriage with a new locking mechanism that minimizes any knee movement by the patient. The new carriage design, which can be used with existing clamping systems, provides a better gripping capability by holding the positioner’s boot in place more securely than the original version, and the spring-loaded lever on the new carriage allows precise control of flexion, extension, tilt and rotation of the knee during surgery. The redesigned IMP knee holder is like having an extra pair of hands in the OR.
The De Mayo D2 Knee Positioner also comes with new spring-loaded, fold-down pins for improved ease of use, plus a full line of components and accessories. An additional benefit is the new D2 carriage is designed for easy removal and cleaning, as many hospital and clinical facilities’ sterile processing departments have been looking for.