By Ryan Pannell|2019-11-18T13:19:04-05:00August 5th, 2019|Instructional, Surgical Buyers Guides|
Cadaver labs are for students and other medical professionals to have hands-on experience working with the human body, as well as equipment and new surgical techniques that advance their continuing education. Surgeons are invited to laboratories around the world to become certified in certain products and procedures. These labs assist surgeons perfect their surgical technique, and allows surgeons to work with different body types and sizes as well as equipment that allow them to be more prepared when in the surgery room.
By Ryan Pannell|2019-08-30T13:46:02-04:00June 13th, 2019|Instructional|
The use of operating room surgical tables can be dated all the way back to the 18th century. Doctors used “surgical chairs” and restraints to hold patients up when they would become unconscious during surgery.
Lithotomy tables came shortly after and were able to hold patients in a semi-vertical position allowing doctors to restrain the arms and hands; soon thereafter, doctors and surgeons used long wooden benches supported by adjustable legs and backrests. These benches were covered in a wool rug or horsehair mattress covered in a waterproof covering.
Thankfully, technology has come a long way and we are far from chairs with restraints and horsehair mattresses.