General Surgery Instruments- RetractorCreated OnApril 13, 2020Last Updated OnApril 14, 2020byadmin You are here: Main Surgical Instruments General Surgery Instruments- Retractor < All Topics Table of Contents General Surgery Instruments- RetractorDeaver’s Retractor Has a broad curved blade Uses: To retract deeper organs and other abdominal viscera Provides good exposure of the surgical field Right angled retractor Uses: Retraction of tissue during surgeries (eg: thyroid, breast, hernia, appendix etc) Senn retractor Uses： For retracting superficial skin to provide better visibility on the operating field. Army-Navy retractor Uses: Used for shallow or superficial wounds. Can be used to retract skin, subcutaneous tissue and abdominal wall. Richardson retractor Uses: To retract muscles Retracting deeper structures Morris retractor Uses: Used for intra-abdominal surgeries for ease of working in the deep layers Used for retract pectoralis major in modified radical mastectomy for better visualisation during axillary dissection. Balfour abdominal retractor With various deep and shallow blades to be adjusted Uses: Self-retaining retractor, adjustable Used to hold an incision or wound open Weitlaner self-retaining retractor Uses: To retract skin edges for superficial procedures. Mollison retractor Uses: To apply tractions on minute structures and tissues during surgical procedures Langenbeck retractor Uses: To retract skin, superficial fascia Ragnell retractor Features： Double ended with right-angle blunt blades Uses： To retract varying amounts of tissue at different depths. Israel Rake retractor Features: The handle has a teardrop opening with two prongs on each side. There are four large claws which may be blunt or sharp. Uses: To retract large amounts of tissue that usually doesn’t involve bone. Cobra retractor Features: A smooth and solid grip type handle with a downward-curved, flared blade and with a smaller upward-curved, round tip. Uses: To retract large areas of tissue as to offer better visualization.
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