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retractor

[ri′trak·tər]
(anatomy)
A muscle that draws a limb or other body part toward the body.
(medicine)
A clawlike instrument for holding tissues away from the surgical field.
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The margins of the rotator interval can be retracted with small Senn retractors.
After complete laparoscopic detachment of the uterus and cervix (and adnexa), the wound retractor is placed transvaginally.
In this regard Arion, the Holarctic type genus of Arionidae, exhibits relatively advanced character states with, amongst others, the shell being almost totally degenerated and the retractor muscles of the left and right sides shortened to such a degree that they originate independently from the dorsolateral body wall.
If the bracket was installed properly and there's enough clearance for safe operation of the retractor, you're good to go.
The GSI retractor is made with Calibre MegaRad polycarbonate resins and Styron polystyrene resins offered by Dow Plastics, Midland, MI.
NASDAQ:IVTY), an advanced medical technology company, today announced the introduction of its Eikon(TM) LT illuminated retractor system, expanding the company's portfolio of devices that improve intra-cavity illumination and visualization.
Medtronic's three patents are related to implants for the thoracic and lumbar spine, a plate and screw system for the cervical spine and a tissue retractor.
July 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- OBP Medical, the leading global developer of single-use, self-contained, illuminating medical devices, today announced the launch of its CLEAR-TRAC family of disposable surgical retractors.
There are many types of self-retaining surgical retractors, and we all tend to have our favorites.
Many retractors also have locking mechanisms, either triggered by the motion of the car or the belt.
Self-retaining retractors are helpful tools, but in certain cases you can do better without them.
In a crash scenario, most seat belt retractors use a lock pawl to hold the webbing in place.