The Secure360 Prone Positioning Device is designed specifically for infant cranial surgeries to provide 360 degree access to the entire skull while maintaining a safe, stable position for the child. Secure 360 can be used for craniosynostosis correction, scalp reconstruction, and other cranial procedures requiring an elevated prone position. PATENT US 8,584,280 B2 issued to MMRI for “Secure 360 Pediatric Craniofacial Surgical Table.”
Craniosynostosis, or premature closing of the cranial sutures in infants, is a genetic deformity that inhibits brain growth and increases intercranial pressure. Craniosynostosis occurs in approximately 1 in every 2000 live births in the United States. Typically, one surgical procedure is required to correct craniosynostosis and is generally performed on children between the ages of six-twelve months, with cases extending from three months to two years of age.
At the beginning of the cranial facial reconstruction procedure it is important to place the child in the proper “prone” or “sphinx” position, so the surgeons can have 360 degree access to the skull throughout the procedure. Currently, there is no standard method of positioning children. Often, surgeons, nurses and prep teams fashion bolsters out of IV bags, towels, tape, foam padding and other OR items to properly and safely position the child. This process is time consuming and can take up to 45 minutes to get the child in the proper position.
Create a pediatric surgical positioning device that will give 360 degree access to the skull and provide a secure, reliable and standardized method for positioning children during cranial surgery.
The Secure 360 Prone Positioning Device is designed specifically for infant cranial surgeries to provide 360 degree access to the entire skull. The Secure 360 has significantly reduced patient positioning time from 45 minutes down to 2 or 3 minutes while maintaining a safe, stable position for the child throughout the procedure.
Dr. Bharat Shah joined Mercy Health Springfield in 1996. His plastic surgery practice encompasses a wide variety of cosmetic and reconstructive procedures, including pediatric craniofacial surgery, hand surgery, facial reconstruction, microsurgery, burn reconstruction, and hair restoration. Dr. Shah is a Chicago native, with undergraduate training at Loyola University of Chicago with a B.S. Honors Degree in Psychology. He received his medical degree at Loyola University-Stritch School of Medicine. He is residency/fellowship trained in multiple disciplines.