BERCHTOLD—OPERON Surgical Tables: Motions at Movement Limits May Lead to Component Collisions

May 9, 2012 | Risk Management News

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In an April 16, 2012, letter submitted by an ECRI Institute member hospital, BERCHTOLD states that the following problems may occur with use of the tables below:

(1) Moving the above tables to the extreme "Tilt Right" or "Tilt Left" positions may allow the seat assembly and the blue column cover to collide, potentially resulting in deformation of the cover.

(2) Moving the "Leg Down" until its mechanical limit is reached, moving the tabletop to full slide reverse (i.e., toward the head, and moving the tabletop to the...

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