Rib Contractors

Rib Contractors

Rib Contractors

Rib contractors are surgical instruments utilized to bring the ribs back to closure at the end of a cardiothoracic surgery. The main parts of a rib contractor are two opposing claw heads provided with prongs and a ratcheting mechanism which consists of a large dial and a lock system fitted with a manually operated screw designed to adjust the desired aperture and afterwards bring back the claw heads together for a successful chest wall closure.Surtex Instruments manufactures o popular range of rib contractors, such as the Bailey Rib Contractor, which features short three-pronged claws, enabling the surgeon to ensure a firm hold and accommodation during chest wall closure; available in adult and infant sizes.

Sellors Rib Contractor

Rib Contractors

Sellors Rib Contractor

Bailey-Baby Rib Contractor

Rib Contractors

Bailey-Baby Rib Contractor

Bailey Rib Contractor Short Claws

Rib Contractors

Bailey Rib Contractor Short Claws

Bailey-Gibbon Rib Contractor Long Claws

Rib Contractors

Bailey-Gibbon Rib Contractor Long Claws

A variant of this pattern would be the Bailey-Ribbon Rib Contractor, which, on the contrary to the aforementioned device, is featured with long three-pronged claws to ease gripping during rib contraction. All our rib contractors are crafted using the finest stainless steel ensuring a reliable and dependable instrument at the customer’s disposal.