Provides 9 cm equivalent of added tissue protection.
C-7 may receive a much higher MAS, while the INGOT protects C-1 to C-6
Two useful lengths: 25 and 15 cm approx.
Holds vertically with a Velcro® strap
Specifications OCT-02 – INGOT (with strap)
L25 x W21 x H4.5 cm approx.; 1.8 kg
Specifications OCT-02A – INGOT (half ingot with strap)
L15 x W10 x H4.5 cm approx.; 1 kg
C-7 in three steps
1 – Passive traction
2 – Low centering
3 – The Ingot®
When the waist is very narrow, L-5 is often under-exposed: the INGOT permits a higher MAS, while L-1 to L-4 are protected.
The INGOT protects the diaphysis and the femoral neck, permitting a better penetration of the head and acetabulum.
The dorsal vertebrae are often over-penetrated by superimposed lungs: they are protected by the INGOT.
The INGOT protects the greater trochanter of an older, thin patient from over-penetration.