This apparatus is especially useful for cleft-palate work, enabling the operator to obtain a perfect Rose position (Fig. 1) without its being necessary for some one to support the head and shoulders. The head while in the basket portion can be turned from the right or left. The head and neck can be brought up or down as desired (Fig. 2).
For thyroid work it is ideal. Extension can be easily obtained and at the same time throws the thyroid gland up into view. This dispenses with the sand-bag placed under the back of neck. The head and neck are held firmly in position.
The apparatus consists of a shoulder-plate the width of an operating-table. Attached to the under surface of the plate are two arms which go under the top of the table (Fig. 1). In each end of the plate is a slot through which passes a strap