Surgical Operation Table
The surgical operating table, sometimes called the operating room table, is the table on which the patient lies during a surgical operation. This surgical equipment is usually found inside the surgery room of a hospital. Operating tables may be either stationary or mobile to move room to room. Operating tables are used in various types of procedures such as cardiothoracic, orthopedic, bariatric, robotic, urologic, and more.
Uses Of A Surgical Operating Table
The uses of an operating table depend on its design and specifications. For example, some operating tables are designed to perform a wide range of procedures while others are designed specifically for orthopedic procedures. A patient lies on the operating table during a surgical procedure. The purpose of a surgical table is to keep the patient in place while the surgical team operates, and may move various parts of the body using surgical table accessories for easier access to the surgical site.
Countless procedures are performed on operating tables. These include cardiovascular, gynecology, pediatric, orthopedic, and pediatric surgeries.
Types Of Operating Tables
There are three major categories of operating tables: general surgical tables, orthopedic tables, and radiolucent imaging tables.
General surgical tables are used in a wide variety of surgical procedures like cardiovascular, pediatric, gynecology, gall bladder, and plastic surgery.
-A general surgical table does not have one specialty. Instead, it is designed for versatility and adaptability across a wide array of operations. General surgical tables can be adjusted for height and length, can be tilted to either side and tilted horizontally. On most general tables, the head section is removable and can have a variety of attachable headrests.
-The orthopedic table is designed for easy manipulation and maneuverability required in orthopedic surgeries. To successfully perform orthopedic surgery, surgeons need precise control and flexibility while maneuvering the patient. Orthopedic tables allow this access and flexibility of movement.
-Radiolucent imaging table. This type of table is designed for minimally invasive procedures that require fluoroscopy. Some of these procedures may be endovascular, vascular, or pain management. Radiolucent imaging tables are ideal for procedures that require clear, high-quality imaging.
Operating Tables Vs Surgical Tables
An operating table and surgical table are synonymous. Operating tables are also commonly known as surgical tables, surgical operating tables, surgery tables, and operation theater tables.