self-retaining retractor


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self-retaining retractor

A surgical retractor that can be clamped into position to hold tissues away from the operative field without constant use of the hands.
See also: retractor
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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.
Supplies: pantyhose, 2 silicone rings A self-retaining retractor is tubular and made up of a thin plastic material that has a pliable ring on either end.
Repeat these steps for the other end of the pantyhose to create the simulated self-retaining retractor (FIGURE 5).
John Providence Health System in Michigan, self-retaining retractors are useful For providing consistent and steady exposure.
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.
Physicians can try to avoid surgical nerve injuries by using well-padded tables, repositioning patients' extremities and self-retaining retractors during prolonged operations, and taking pains to avoid putting patients in positions of extreme flexion, abduction, or external rotation.