This table has been designed to provide for the suspension and immobilization of the lower extremities and trunk, without moving or lifting the patient in any way, and to afford reliable support and traction of the lower limbs in the treatment of fractures.
As the illustrations show, this table (Fig. 1) has a flat top, in the center of which is placed a hip-rest, D set practically flush with the surface of the table. The top is made in two sections. The smaller one, A, for the support, of the head and chest, is mounted on four small wheels, so that it can be moved along the bars, C.
The longer section, B, rests on four short legs, which act as levers so that it can be lowered, leaving Section A and the hip-rest projecting (Fig.2). A slot cut in the center of Section B provides for the passage of
HAWLEY GW. FRACTURE ORTHOPEDIC TABLE. JAMA. 1913;60(24):1850–1851. doi:10.1001/jama.1913.04340240006004
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