Mizuho OSI installs Levo positioning system at 1st hospital: 3 takeaways

Written by Mackenzie Garrity | June 18, 2018 | Print  |

Nashville, Tenn.-based TriStar Centennial Medical Center is the first hospital to install Mizuho OSI's Levó Head Positioning System.

Here are three takeaways:

1. The positioning system is designed to give surgeons more efficiency and reduce patient's time in the operating room compared to manual head positioning equipment.

2. Traditional head positioning equipment requires pins to support a patient's neck and spine. When it needs to be repositioned, often a patient is left vulnerable to injury. The Levó system minimizes head positioning complications while streamlining processes.

3. The Levó system features a skull clamp and control handles that allow for intraoperative adjustments. Additionally, the system's interchangeable modules support the use of a skull clamp or face pillow.

"During spine procedures, having precise control of a patient's head and neck is absolutely critical, which isn't always possible with traditional head positioning equipment," said TriStar Centennial surgeon Brett Babat, MD. "With the Levó, surgeons no longer have to rely on another team member to help with repositioning – by restricting motion to one movement plane, miniscule yet critical adjustments are easily achieved."

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