Patent Number: 6,308,712

Title: Immobilizing apparatus having a sterile insert

Abstract: A sterile immobilizing apparatus for restraining the movement of a patient includes a base platform on which is mounted a series of restraining members with a disposable sterile insert member engaging the restraining members and base platform to provide a sanitary surface for performing the desired procedure. The restraining members include a lower back support, an upper back support, an abdominal stabilizer, a cervical stabilizer, and a knee stabilizer. The lower and upper back supports are rigidly mounted to the base platform, while the abdominal stabilizer, cervical stabilizer and knee stabilizer are each movably positioned on the base platform. Between the lower and upper back supports is a lumbar opening in which the sterile insert member is positioned such that the area surrounding the medical procedure performed on the patient is sterile. After the first use, the sterile insert member may then be disposed of as desired the physician and replaced with another sterile insert member for the next procedure.

Inventors: Shaw; Fredrick C. (Yazoo City, MS)


International Classification: A61F 5/37 (20060101); A61G 13/12 (20060101); A61G 13/00 (20060101); A61B 019/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018