IMP Maintains Legacy of McGuire Pelvic Positioner 35 Years after IMP's Founding

Innovative Medical Products' Universal Lateral Positioner® (ULP) originally linked to McGuire brand
Innovative Medical Products' Universal Lateral Positioner®
Innovative Medical Products' Universal Lateral Positioner®
PLAINVILLE, Conn. - June 26, 2018 - PRLog -- Innovative Medical Products Inc.® ran a recent promotion, "Retire the McGuire," calling on owners of the original McGuire Pelvic Positioner to turn in their dated hip positioners toward purchase of a new Universal Lateral Positioner® (ULP), the legacy successor to the McGuire device. The campaign reminded customers that IMP itself was created upon its incorporation in 1983, after establishing a contract to manufacture and sellthe McGuire positioner. The McGuire device was designed by Wisconsin surgeon, Dr. George McGuire.

"The McGuire was the first hip positioner and clamping device made specifically for rigid fixation of the pelvis in total hip replacement," noted Earl Cole, Vice President Innovative Medical Products. "To this day we still utilize all of the original concepts that made that device effective, which means the legacy of the McGuire hip positioner continues 34 years after millions of total hip procedures, and without one reported issue. In other words, we might be retiring the McGuire positioner but certainly not its legacy."

The Universal Lateral Positioner® is now the gold standard for lateral positioning. It was the first hip positioner device designed for different patient anatomies. Utilizing its patented hyperflexion plate with its swivel arms on the anterior support column, it allows additional space up to 120oof flexion during range of motion (ROM) testing. The ULP's swivel arm, dense-foam, contour lumbar pads conform completely to patient anatomy, improving stability and pressure distribution. The positioner's five-groove base plate provides multiple locations for accessories and increases options to position attachments, not to reposition patients.

The IMP solution also provides multiple component options for standard and large ULP positioners with a baseplate that comes in two sizes, a standard 22" and a large 25" for obese patients. The ULP also comes with a storage case that keeps positioning components organized, improving OR efficiency.

True to the McGuire legacy, product improvements like the Universal Lateral Positioner® are part of IMP's continuing quest to create even better outcomes for surgeons and patients.

Customers: for more information about the Universal Lateral Positioner®, please contact Innovative Medical Products, 87 Spring Lane, P.O. Box 8028, Plainville, CT 06062; phone: 860-793-0391 or toll free: 800-467-4944; or visit

About Innovative Medical Products
Innovative Medical Products Inc.®designs, manufactures, and brings to market patient positioning devices for healthcare and sports related surgeries. With more than 40 years experience in supporting hospitals, surgery centers, and clinics, IMP provides positioning products that stabilize and protect patients during navigated, computer assisted and robotic surgeries. IMP devices save hospital and surgery center costs by minimizing staff, decreasing liability and improving the overall patient experience. IMP manufactures, patents and trademarks products to Federal and International standards for quality and safety for both the patient and the healthcare institution. For more information, visit:
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