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Use of an adherent fenestrated drape to anchor an adjacent vertical sterile surgical towel

  • Author(s): Downing, Malia B
  • Hooton, Tyler A
  • Wang, Ting
  • Rajpara, Anand
  • Liu, Deede Y
  • Aires, Daniel J
  • et al.
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Abstract

Vertical surgical sites or those on reclining patients often present a challenge when establishing and securing a sterile field. The drape or towel most proximal to the physician is often vertically oriented. The forces of gravity and movements of surgery can shift or detach this vertical drape. Sterile clamps are not always available or are needed for securing other instruments. We present a method to secure this vulnerable drape using a central fenestrated adherent drape.

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