Retractors are used to hold an incision or a wound open, to hold an organ or tissue out of the way to expose what's underneath. We stock three broad categories of retractors. 

Self retaining retractors have a mechanical devise  for holding the tissue during surgery, allowing hands free  operations.

Hand Retractors

Hand retractors must be held by an assistant, a robot or the surgeon during a procedure.

Self Retaining Retractors

Self-Retaining Retractors have a screw, ratchet or some type of clamp to hold the tissue by itself. These allow the surgeon with two free hands.

Wire Retractors

Wire Retractors are the simplest style of retractor. Usually the wire has some spring so that the surgeon can pinch it together, position it and release it. These also free up the surgeon's hands.