The Ramp is a versatile positioning device that creates a stable and elevated operative surface for a variety of lower extremity procedures. The Ramp allows all members of the OR staff to position patients accurately and consistently. This preserves valuable OR time and prevents intraoperative complications.
- Consistent and accurate patient positioning by all OR staff members
- Ideal for multiple lower extremity procedures including: ORIF of the tibia, ankle, midfoot, and forefoot fractures
- Multiple designs and sizing options to optimize positioning for adult, pediatric, and prone procedures
- All Ramps are radiolucent and elevate the operative extremity above the contralateral leg to provide clearance for intraoperative C-Arm imaging
- Can be used with Bone Foam Custom Sterile Bags
Bone Foam Ramp Leg Elevator
Bone Foam’s Ramp family of positioners are designed to provide a soft, safe, and stable operating surface for all procedures below the knee. The shape of The Ramp elevates the operative extremity to eliminate artifact from the contralateral leg and OR table.
Using The Ramp for lower extremity procedures allows for nurses, PA’s, surgical techs, and other operating staff members to position patients with consistency and accuracy. This preserves valuable OR time lowers the risk of intraoperative injury caused by inadequate positioning.
The Ramp elevator is covered with a protective vinyl coating that makes it easy to disinfect for repeated use. The Ramp is lightweight, easy to store, and can be used with Bone Foam Custom Sterile Bags.
- Raises leg above contralateral extremity
- Soft, stable, and safe operative surface
- Radiolucent for C-arm imaging
Clinical Insights and Benefits
Our patient positioning solutions are a robust way to transform the positioning of patients for each case. One of the challenges of positioning patients for surgery, is ensuring that anatomical landmarks are consistent from case to case. We have partnered with orthopedic surgeons to design each piece, and have ensured the precise angles and measurements are ideal for each surgery.
The Ramp saves valuable OR time by making it easy for all operating room staff to position the patient consistently and efficiently. You can use The Ramp for ankle fractures, pilon fractures, calcaneus fractures, and foot fractures. It is a non-sterile piece that can be used in conjunction with our Custom Sterile Bags, that are designed specifically to fit the Ramp. You can also use under the sterile drapes.
- Radiolucent for easy imaging
- Saves approximately 15 minutes per case with positioning and draping
- Creates a soft and stable operating surface that is easy to sterilize for repeated use
Radiolucent for easy imaging
Our foam is radiolucent and does not leave artifact during imaging. Using Bone Foam positioning systems, imaging is no longer complicated or hard to achieve. Our radiolucent foam keeps the down leg off-set from the operative limb to achieve a clear final image.
Saves approximately 15 minutes per case
Using a consistent and effective method of positioning can save you valuable minutes in the OR. Bundling, stacking and positioning towels can be burdensome and extremely repetitive when preparing for a case. This can make it challenging for OR personnel to be consistent with the positioning of the patient from case to case. By using a positioning method that is specifically designed for each case and has precise angles and measurements, you are eliminating inadequate positioning and ensuring anatomical landmarks are consistent.
Creates a soft and stable operating surface
The Ramp is composed of a coated, open-cell foam that is soft and safe for the patient. This greatly reduces the risk of pressure sores and injuries related to improper positioning and the use of tape, towels, and linens. Additionally, the specialized foam is resilient and stable which provides an ideal operative surface for the surgeon. The coating makes the positioner easy to wipe down with disinfectant spray for repetitive use, similar to how the operating table is cleaned after a procedure.