Anyone have picture of the shoulder head positioner?

  1. For the life of me I can't remember what its called, and I need a picture of it!!
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  2. 13 Comments

  3. by   TAB_RN
    Are you talking about a halo?
  4. by   hotdog19d
    Never heard it called that, its more horseshoe shaped?
  5. by   ebear
    Check Amsco head holders/positioners. Probably different manufacturers out there. Google Amsco.
  6. by   zerby1470
    The Schlein shoulder positioner? Frees up the shoulder for rotator cuff surgery, but has a cradle for the head to be secured.
  7. by   shodobe
    It is called a Mayfield headrest by Ohio Inst Company. It has several attachments that let you either use the horseshoe, headrest or even Raney skull pins. I don't have a camera but I am sure this is what you are referring to. We use this on any shoulder procedure where the arm needs to swing freely.
  8. by   GadgetRN71
    We use a McConnell shoulder positioner and there is a round gel covered headrest that can move from right to left.

    The other place used one we called the beach chair, and that head rest had velcro straps and kind of looked like a helmet....
  9. by   GadgetRN71
    This is part of the Mcconnel system.
  10. by   ebear
    Good job, WitchyRN! I think this is the one the OP was referring to. I believe the Mayfield is used primarily for neuro cases.
  11. by   zerby1470
    The Schlein is similar to the beach chair positioner that you were describing, WitchyRN. We have not used the McConnell positioner, but love their arm holder!
  12. by   shodobe
    Quote from ebear
    Good job, WitchyRN! I think this is the one the OP was referring to. I believe the Mayfield is used primarily for neuro cases.
    No not necessarily true. We have used the Mayfield for beach chair positioning fo 30 years and works great. Yes, it does have applications for neuro but having different components allows it to be used in alot of Ortho cases.
  13. by   hotdog19d
    Quote from shodobe
    It is called a Mayfield headrest by Ohio Inst Company. It has several attachments that let you either use the horseshoe, headrest or even Raney skull pins. I don't have a camera but I am sure this is what you are referring to. We use this on any shoulder procedure where the arm needs to swing freely.


    SHODOBE WINS !!

    It's the mayfield we use.
  14. by   AML222
    Could you tell me who manufactures the McConnell arm holder? I would appreciate any information you could provide.

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