by Allison Ellis
What is a SpeedBump™, you ask? Simply put, a SpeedBump™ is an automated, hands-free knee positioning device that can be used during almost any knee surgery. It can be placed on any standard operating room table and goes under the sterile drapes. It is invisible to the eye during the surgery but definitely does not go unnoticed. The SpeedBump™ allows the surgeon to effortlessly and quickly move the knee to any position needed with just the step of a foot pedal. It can allow the leg of the patient to fully flex and fully extend, unlike with a sandbag or similar product. The foot isnt locked into place like on stationary positioning devices, which allows for even more freedom to manipulate the leg as needed. And for the patients that need even more stabilization with the device, there is a stationary hip pad that rests up against the hip and thigh of the patient for added support. There is no need for an assistant to hold the leg during the entire operation, which causes less fatigue and allows the assistant to be more productive with their time in the OR. All of this makes for a better overall operating room experience.
The SpeedBump™ is not only great for the surgeon, but is also cost effective for the hospital or surgical center. Since the device is underneath the sterile field during the entire operation, there is no need to autoclave it, which reduces turnover time between cases. Simply wiping the device and foot pedal with a sanitizing wipe is all that’s really needed. Disposables for the foot pedal and rotating foot bump are also available which would reduce the turnover time even more. The
SpeedBump™ takes less than 60 seconds to attach to the table and remove from the table and takes less than 60 seconds to move from full flexion to full extension.
The device can be purchased or rented, depending on the needs and demand of the hospital. And there is a free trial period for every hospital or doctor that wants to try it out. Simply put, the SpeedBump™ will change the OR experience in a positive manner, for everyone who uses it. Let us help improve your OR time today.