Surgical support frame

Surgical support frame in 2268

The surgical support frame was a commonly used medical device on board Federation starships present in the 23rd century and afterward. The frame was equipped with a steri-field, cardiostimulator and other support and scanning functions for surgical procedures. (TOS: "Journey to Babel"; TNG: "Ethics")

In 2268, the frame was used during Ambassador Sarek's cyrogenic open-heart procedure. (TOS: "Journey to Babel")

This device was referred to as a "clamshell" in the script for "Ethics". [1]
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