Hillrom launches new surgical positioning innovations

Hillrom (Chicago, IL) announced the full commercial launch of the PST 500, a precision surgical table, and a highly advanced addition to the Yellofins Stirrups line, Yellofins Apex.

The PST 500 is designed to be the foundation of surgical care and features the versatility of a wide range of positions across various surgical applications to help surgical teams expand procedural capabilities. The PST 500’s safety features include a 1,000-pound (454 kg) weight capacity, collision monitoring, a self-leveling floor locking system as well as a light-messaging system to help combat alarm fatigue.

Additionally, Hillrom is introducing the PST 300, a multi-function surgical table. The company says that the PST300’s 360-degree radiolucency makes it capable of handling general surgery, orthopedics and neurosurgery.

The new Yellowfins Apex stirrups are intended to enhance safety, with a dual-rod design that prevents medial leg drop, and automatic position-locking technology to safely position the patient while protecting both the patient and the surgical team.

The Yellofins Apex stirrups offer greater ease-of-use with single-point boot release capabilities, alleviating the need for heavy lifting. Hillrom has designed the stirrups to include welded pads and removable silicon straps “that are easy to clean and reduce the surface area accessible to potential contaminants.”

The PST 500 is available globally, while the Yellofins Apex stirrups are initially available in the U.S. only.

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