TrenMAX®: A Stronger, Safer Alternative to Foam-Based Positioning Pads for Trendelenburg & Reverse Trendelenburg Robotic Bariatric Surgeries
TrenMAX®: A Stronger, Safer Alternative to Foam-Based Positioning Pads for Trendelenburg & Reverse Trendelenburg Robotic Bariatric Surgeries

TrenMAX®: A Stronger, Safer Alternative to Foam-Based Positioning Pads for Trendelenburg & Reverse Trendelenburg Robotic Bariatric Surgeries

TrenMAX® eliminates time-consuming effort by surgeon and OR staff to stop and reposition a patient or robot during surgery; also inhibits surgical complications caused by patient movement

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PLAINVILLE, Conn. (February 7, 2017) –The TrenMAX® from Innovative Medical Products is a new, safer, more secure positioning system that provides surgeons and OR staff a superior alternative to foam-based solutions when positioning patients for Trendelenburg or Reverse Trendelenburg urological surgeries such as nephrectomies or prostatectomies.

Because it has more than twice the standard coefficient of friction compared to memory-foam positioners, TrenMAX® provides the most secure positioning system possible for patient movement control in today’s market. This means patient movement no longer has to be expected as a “normal” occurrence that regularly comes with Trendelenburg or Reverse Trendelenburg positioning, or when tilting the OR table and patient. All of these orientations can be safely carried out during the same surgical procedure, if necessary, without having the surgeon or staff take the time to reposition the patient or the robot because of patient movement.

In addition, the IMP solution minimizes unnecessary surgical complications, such as cuts from robotic trocar instruments, that can happen during surgery as a result of even the slightest patient movement. Besides improving patient outcomes, reducing surgical complications can help to improve a surgeon’s and hospital’s Healthgrades ratings.

The key component of the TrenMAX® system that makes it superior to memory-foam positioning is IMP’s proprietary sticky pad. The Sticky Pad™ adheres directly to the patient’s torso and fastens securely to the OR table’s side rails to prevent the patient from moving or sliding off the OR table. For maximum, secure fixation of the base pad to the OR table, TrenMAX® employs patent-pending TrenMAX® clamps that tightly secure the base pad’s hook-and-loop material straps fastened to the OR table’s side rails.

Besides its unique holding power, TrenMAX® provides other important benefits including an arm strap system that allows access to leads and IVs by anesthesiologists, as well as preventing potential neurological impairment, per AORN recommendations, caused by sheet tucking; and no requirement for a chest strap, improving ventilation and preventing nerve damage by eliminating pressure on the brachial plexus caused by shoulder holder devices.

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 of experience in supporting hospitals, surgery centers, and clinics, IMP provides positioning products that stabilize and protect patients during navigated, computer-assisted and robotic surgeries. IMP devices save hospital and surgery center costs by minimizing staff, decreasing liability and improving the overall patient experience. 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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  • “It’s very helpful in the OR, for example, we used it last weekend on a sub troch fracture in the lateral position and it helped us position.” 

    - Dr. James Cameron -MD
  • “I like the SteriBump because it’s lint-free, safer for patient positioning because it’s more secure and easier for the doctor to use than wrapping towels.”

    - Caitlyn Pourcho -RN, OR Circulator
  • “From establishing the position and securing the patient to performing procedures and testing range of motion, we created a system that’s faster and easier while also giving doctors completely unrestricted access to the surgical field.” 

    - Ed De Mayo M.D. -Device Inventor
  • Our hospital purchased SteriBump® to replace our handmade ‘bundles’ for many of the same reasons that hospitals moved away from re-sterilizing cloth OR table drapes some years ago. 

    - Anonymous -Central Sterile Services (CSS) Administrator
  • "The best reason I have for using the SteriBump is that it is sterile every time. The sterility is validated. We were using rolled blankets that were sterilized before this that were sterilized in Sterile Processing. It's one less item they have to deal with and try to keep up with."

    - Brenda Conbeer -OR Inventory Coordinator