By request I am reporting the simple frame that I have used for many years to hold the head firmly during the performance of radical operations on the frontal sinus with the patient under general anesthesia.
It consists of two halves that fit into each other. Each is made of round iron, one fourth of an inch (0.64 cm.) in diameter, of the form and dimensions given
5½ 5 A 10½" 5 ½ 5 10½" Table B Towel Pads Head Frame — Muslin Bandage Frame for holding the head in operations on the frontal sinus.
in A in the accompanying figure. They can easily be made by bending the stock while cold, with a bench vise and a heavy Stilson wrench, and the joint can be welded or brazed.
When in use, the head is held between the short arms of the two frames, which have been fitted together by
HURD LM. A FRAME FOR HOLDING THE HEAD IN OPERATIONS ON THE FRONTAL SINUS. Arch Otolaryngol. 1932;15(6):910–911. doi:10.1001/archotol.1932.03570030932009
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