The traditional rib spreader example is the Finochietto Rib Spreader featuring slightly curved arms and a ratcheted mechanism which consists of two different parts: alarge aluminum dial and a lever, the last one designed to fine tune the device aperture length with the purpose to minimize thorax trauma during surgery. This instrument is available in neonatal, infant and adult sizes. Also, we offer a diverse portfolio of retractors, such as the Mercedes Thoracic Retractor, featured with two stainless steel arms, a pair of blades and a ball snap system which is composed by a metallic ball fitted into a screw, designed to self-retain the created retraction. The instrument is placed by each wound edge to retract the chest wall. Surtex Instruments rib spreaders and retractors are premium quality instruments precisely designed and manufactured to provide an optimal performance during cardiothoracic surgery.