Retractors & Spreaders Hold the Operation Field Open
Retractors and spreaders are used to create access to and hold the operation field open during invasive surgery. While hooks must be held actively or via a retractor system, spreaders are equipped with a locking mechanism, which holds the area open without outside assistance. Depending on the type of operation and the condition of the tissue being held open, various retractors and spreaders may be used.
Sharp & Blunt Retractors Based on Tissue Type
Retractors with sharp prongs can be used on non-sensitive tissues. Although these types of retractors reliably hold the tissue, they could also lead to traumatisation. Therefore, blunt retractors are used for holding sensitive or high blood flow tissues.
Retractors & Spreaders as Single-Use Instruments
Retractors and spreaders are not only available as reuseable instruments, but also as single-use instruments. The use of economical, disposable retractors effectively reduce the re-prepping costs in the surgical or clinical disciplines.
In addition to retractors, you will also find Desmarres eye lid retractors that can be used for ectropion and for examining the upper vestibular fold.
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