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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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Light-weight and intuitive to use, the Galaxy II retractor shapes to accommodate a vast range of surgical procedures.
In addition, 4 cases were excluded due to an intraoperative change to a different retractor. Finally, 28 cases were excluded due to insufficient data.
The standard seatbelt system consists of a switchable shoulder belt retractor which can be switched from an ELR to an ALR.
Extension of the head away from the mantle (i.e., antagonism of the NRM) is accomplished presumably by contraction of the transverse or circumferential muscle fibers of the muscular hydrostatic head retractor muscle, possibly in combination with the hydrostatic pressure of the mantle cavity.
The LumenR Tissue Retractor System is currently in development for use during endoscopic resection of lesions in the colon, esophagus or stomach.
Grasp the specimen with a penetrating clamp (such as a tenaculum, Lahey, or towel clamp) and pull the specimen flush against the incision and retractor. Use a #11 or #10 blade scalpel to create a reverse "C-incision," with the clamp in your nondominant hand and the scalpel starting the C-incision from your nondominant side moving toward your dominant side.
Through the inferior window, the surgeon's non-dominant hand can palpate the inferior border of the anatomic neck, and a retractor can be placed at this level to protect the glenoid and axillary nerve from the saw blade.
Specially designed for those who work at height or within an environment where the loss of an item could cause injury or production downtime, Securikey T-REIGN Retractors are ideal for securing work tools or belongings such as mobile phones or radios within easy reach.
Keywords: Parathyroid retractor, Innovation, Parathyroid gland.
For example, the springs play a dual role in the function of a popular radiolucent cervical retractor. Made from medical-grade MP35N[R], the springs act as "markers" under x-ray and allow for the integration of polymer retractor blades.
* The need to reposition the retractor during a procedure is reduced
The VEO system also features a tubular retractor made of Solvay's Radel[R] polyphenylsulfone (PPSU) resin for radiolucency and the ability to withstand repeated steam sterilization.