Is it getting more challenging to keep your mini C-Arm in position?
Some medical facilities may face the unfortunate articulation of the C-Arm gradually drooping lower throughout scans. However, keep in mind that this is actually a very common problem that most C-Arm users experience. Fortunately, it is also an elementary problem to solve.
The following are five simple steps that C-Arm users in a medical facility can take to return their C-Arm devices back to the firm, stable position it was in the initial stages of the purchase.
Although this is a simple procedure, it is recommended that when following these steps, you watch a video that guides you on how to perform each task accurately. That way you can make sure the best results are obtained through the following instructions.
1. Try to obtain a 3/16 Allen wrench and a small screwdriver (flat-head).
2. By gently prying the rubber cap with the screwdriver, try to remove the cap located in the base of the arm.
3. Slightly tighten the screw that should be present beneath the cap. Try to screw the cap firmly but not as tight as possible. If the screw if over-tightened, the arm movement may be too stiff to use.
4. Test the arm movement according to the desired adjustment and repeat the above steps as needed.
5. Replace the rubber cap as it was previously and continue to use the C-Arm as usual.
While these steps are the easiest possible way to return your mini C-Arm back to its firm stage in positioning, if you do still face drooping problems after these adjustments, a broader issue may be the problem, and you may require expert assistance to take a look at the problem.