Self Retaining Retractors
Self-retaining retractors possess the quality of being able to keep the surgical incision or a wound open without being manually held. In neurosurgery and orthopaedic surgical procedures this quality has proven to be indispensable.
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.
Surtex Instruments self-retaining retractors are designed and manufactured to ensure a non-traumatic grip.