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Using a car food tray in dermatosurgical procedure for placing instruments

Department of Dermatology, Aggarwal Hospital, Jagadhri, Haryana, India
Department of Dermatology, Maharishi Markandeshwar Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, MMDU, Ambala, Haryana, India
Corresponding author: Dr. Kartikay Aggarwal, Department of Dermatology, Aggarwal Hospital, Main Road, Near Sapphire Hotel, Jagadhri - 135 003, Haryana, India. kartikay.aggarwal@gmail.com
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How to cite this article: Aggarwal K, Gujrathi AV, Yadav A, Gupta S. Using a car food tray in dermatosurgical procedure for placing instruments. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2021;XX:1-2.

Problem

While doing dermatosurgical procedures, placing instruments in the vicinity has always been a challenge. For most dermatological procedures, only a few instruments are required in contrast to major surgeries where a large number of instruments are required which necessitates the use of a surgical trolley or a mayo table. Most dermatosurgery theatres/suites have space constraints to accommodate these surgical trollies.

Solution

We suggest the use of a car food tray as a practical substitute to the trolley or mayo tables used by surgeons [Figure 1]. They are available in many sizes and have a clamp which can be fixed on any surface or even the operating table [Figure 2]. They consume zero floor space and their stem is moldable, by means of which they can be set to any height [Figure 3]. It provides a good surface to place the required instruments during a dermatosurgical procedure and takes up very little space. It is easily available online and is very economical. It can be easily sterilized by a disinfectant and/or by keeping a sterilized green sheet over the surface.

Figure 1:: A car food tray
Figure 2:: Food tray with a moldable stem
Figure 3:: Using the food tray in a procedure

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The authors certify that they have obtained all appropriate patient consent.

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