Jackson operating table has no central table support like in float top tables [ Tables with central base support on which table rests, see video below to see supposrts on both ends of table in case of Jackson table to keep the central area free], it is really easy to navigate the C arm under the table.
Another peculiarity of the table is being able to place the patient supine position and then flip the patient on the table to make him/her prone. This protects the patient from any neurological damage by keeping the spine stable during the turn.
The Jackson table for prone positioning allows the abdomen to hang entirely free of any pressure. This reduces blood loss and pressure related issues, especially in patients with a large belly.
It also allows rotation to enable spinal fusions without the need for patient repositioning. When anterior fusion is complete, patient can be rotated 180 degrees for surgical access to posterior spine.« Back to Glossary Index