Self-retention is achieved through different mechanisms, such as springs, ratchets, opposing blades, etc., depending on the instruments design. A wide portfolio of self-retaining retractors is available with Surtex Instruments. These are top-end surgical tools like Jansen Self-Retaining Retractor which is used to retract the mastoid or scalp during a neurosurgical procedure. Weitlaner Self-Retaining Retractor which is a small (20cms) retractor with straight shanks, a double ring handle and medium size prongs. It is commonly used for opening and exposing a superficial wound at the beginning of a neurosurgical or orthopaedic procedure.
Adson Self-Retaining Retractor, also known as “cerebellar retractor” is a long (26cms), curved-shanks retractor with long prongs that can be sharp or blunt. Surtex Instruments offer Adson Self-Retaining Retractor with 3X4 or 6X6 prongs. This self-retaining retractor is used for wide opening of the wound during deeper procedures in neurosurgery or orthopaedic surgery. This retractor is most commonly used as the second self-retaining retractor once the wound has been exposed with a Weitlaner Self-Retaining Retractor. Norfolk-Norwich Self-Retaining Retractor and Jefferson Self-Retaining Retractor are among other self-retaining retractors offered by Surtex Instruments.
Surtex Instruments self-retaining retractors are designed and manufactured to ensure a non-traumatic grip.