SURGICAL RETRACTORS TYPES AND USAGE
A retractor is a surgical instrument that is used to hold back underlying organs and tissues, so that body parts under the incision may be accessed without any fear of damage to the organs lying at the above levels. Surgical retractors have a wide variety and retractors come under various shapes, sizes and strength.
Importance of Surgical Retractors
During the dissection/inspection, a surgeon needs an exposure best as possible while inflicting a minimum of trauma to the surrounding tissue. The handles of the retractor may be hook-shaped, notched, or ring-shaped to give the holder a firm grip without tiring. The blades of the retractors are at a right angle to the shaft. The blades can be smooth, raked, or hooked.
Surgical retractors require a very high-grade stainless steel