retractor

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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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To facilitate removal of the self-retaining retractor, pull on the specimen retrieval bag at one apex in order to collapse the retractor ring inside the bag.
Creation of the ExCITE simulation model can be broken down into 4 simple steps: creating the self-retaining retractor, building the torso, preparing the specimen, and simulating the ExCITE technique.
Rosenblatt is using a lightweight self-retaining retractor - meaning it can retract by being attached to the patient, without someone holding it.
Self-retaining retractors are helpful tools, but in certain cases you can do better without them.
The two most common causes of nerve injuries are improper positioning of patients for gynecologic surgery (the lithotomy and Trendelenburg's positions are the most dangerous) and the careless use of abdominal self-retaining retractors.