A teenager zigs when he should have zagged while skiing. A grandmother misses a last step on the stairwell at her vacation rental. A golf swing ended up going awry. These are the folks that end up at your orthopedic surgical center, healthcare clinic or hospital. C-Arm to help them get back in the swing of things. (Ok, we couldn’t resist that one.)
Many orthopedic surgical centers, clinics or healthcare facilities serve a wide range of patient needs. You may find yourself working on a variety of anatomical areas—knees, shoulders, hands and hips, for example. That’s why you need a C-Arm that highly adjustable and let’s you easily maneuver so you can get images from a variety of different angles. Plus, you want the patient to be as comfortable as possible in the process. No worries!
There are a lot of high performing refurbished and used C-Arms, accessories and orthopedic tables that will enable you to provide the images physicians need. And by buying refurbished or used medical imaging equipment, you’ll also save a lot of money.
So which C-Arms are best for orthopedic surgical centers? It depends on your specific needs. Here is a list of considerations for you:
Hologic Fluoroscan InSight Mini C-Arm: Hologic delivers the smallest x-ray focal point, as well as an impressive level of automation and maneuverability. It’s versatile and precise, and lets surgeons make adjustments easily so they can see what they need to see clearly.
OrthoScan HD C-Arm: This is another versatile mobile C-Arm. It’s the smallest, and also one of the lightest out there, but it really delivers if you need adjustment-free images. It’s easy to maneuver and you can adjust to interferences like motion, metal and anatomical variations quickly. You get a magnified operating mode, high resolution image intensifier ample memory and video capability. If you’ve got a busy operation, it’s a real workhorse.
Ziehm Exposcope 7000 C-Arm: You’ll get up to 45 degrees of rotation, which makes it easy to focus on difficult patient conditions. It also completes complete with dual hi-resolution monitors, as well as a monitor cart.
Siemens Compact L C-Arm: You’ll get terrific maneuverability and impressive C-Arm images with this small portable C-Arm. It’s a great entry-level C-Arm for a generalist bone practice or clinic. It can be accessorized for use in any orthopedic practice or specialty.
Philips Pulsera C-Arm: This is a power C-Arm solution that’s ideal for busy Orthopedic practices. You get versatility and crisp, sharp image clarity that gives OEC’s high-end equipment a run for the money. The original stationary anode tubes are not standard equipment anymore. Instead, it can be replaced with fast-cooling Philips rotation anode tubes.
OEC 9600 C-Arm: If you deal with trauma injuries or joint replacement, you get the functionality and maneuverability you need with the OEC 9000. You get a 7.5 kW Hi Frequency generator, and get to choose the accessories that are right for you. It’s also an affordable option.
OEC 9800 C-Arm: The busier your practice is, the more you need the OEC 9800. You’ll get decades of service and high performance with this one. It’s considered the Gold Standard of C-Arms, for lots of good reasons.
These are just a few of the C-Arms that are ideal for orthopedic surgical centers and practices. And remember—a refurbished or pre-owned C-Arm will give you the performance you need, at a price that makes a lot more sense. At Atlantis Worldwide, we can help you determine which C-Arm would be best for your budget, goals and demands. Contact us today!
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Meet the author: Alex Silbergleit