Retractors are surgical instruments used to hold an incision or wound open during surgical procedures. They are designed to gently pull back the edges of the incision or wound to provide the surgeon with a clear view of the area being operated on. This helps to prevent damage to surrounding tissues and structures.
Retractors come in various shapes and sizes and are typically made of stainless steel or other durable materials. Some retractors are handheld and require an assistant to hold them in place, while others can be attached to an operating table or other support structure.
There are several types of retractors used in surgery, including handheld retractors, self-retaining retractors, and specialized retractors designed for specific procedures. Common examples include the Richardson retractor, the Weitlaner retractor, and the Gelpi retractor.
Retractors are an essential tool in surgical procedures, and their use requires proper training and experience to ensure the best possible outcomes for patients.
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