De Mayo Ankle Distractor® System Positions Patients’ Ankles Right Where Surgeons Want Them

De Mayo Ankle Distractor® System Positions Patients’ Ankles Right Where Surgeons Want Them

PLAINVILLE, Conn. (May 23, 2018) – Uniquely designed for ankle arthroscopies, the De Mayo Ankle Distractor® System, from Innovative Medical Products, not only gives surgeons greater accessibility to the surgical site but also enables them to have more precise, finite control of the ankle distraction when performing the arthroscopy, even with the ability to work the distraction with one hand. Moreover, the IMP solution is unlike other ankle distractors by reducing the counter pressure placed against the thigh in a typical procedure, which can be harmful to the patient’s circulatory system.

With the IMP device, surgeons can have access to the ankle from either the side of the OR table or from the end of the OR table, while the sterile positioner is situated on top of the operating table’s drapes. The IMP distractor is consistently reliable and is designed for all shapes and sizes of patients.

As one surgeon noted, “I can clearly see the amount of distraction through the arthroscope with the De Mayo distractor. With other ankle distraction methods, the scope could not always be in place and I would have to approximate the amount of distraction. With the IMP device, I can hold the scope with one hand and use the other hand to distract. It’s simplicity itself – just one ‘click’ to distract and another ‘click’ to release. These advantages also speed up the surgical procedure, which means less general anesthesia for the patient and more efficiency for the surgeon. The IMP solution is way more consistently reliable than other systems.”

The IMP distractor also comes with a new, more secure De Mayo Push Button™ Clamp that fastens to the OR table with a simple squeeze of the clamp’s jaws. The easy-to-use clamp significantly reduces OR set up time and can also be used with the De Mayo Knee Positioner®.

About Innovative Medical Products

Innovative Medical Products Inc® designs, manufactures and brings to market patient positioning devices for healthcare and sports related surgeries. With more than 40 years’ experience in supporting hospitals, surgery centers, and clinics, IMP provides patient positioning accuracy to a surgical procedure including robotic and computer-assisted surgeries. IMP devices save hospital and surgery center costs by minimizing staff to stabilize a patient or limb during surgery, as well as protecting the patient from the side effects of long surgical procedures. IMP manufactures, patents and trademarks products to Federal and international standards for quality and safety for both the patient and the healthcare institution. 

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Since 1984, Innovative Medical Products have set the gold standard in its patient positioning devices and aids. We are driven to continually develop and innovate surgical positioning devices that benefit and improve efficiency in the operating room and hospital clinics where patient stability and positioning are required. Our surgical positioning devices for the operating room are designed to provide accuracy for the surgeon, save time for O.R. personnel, and benefit the overall patient surgical experience. Advancements in robotics and minimally invasive surgical procedures (MIS) bring opportunities for IMP to partner with surgeons who are world leaders, and orthopedic companies committed to improving patient outcomes and surgical techniques.

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