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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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).
When exteriorizing the bag, ensure some slack so the simulated self-retaining retractor can be placed inside the bag with the ring rolled over it (FIGURE 6).
John Providence Health System in Michigan, self-retaining retractors are useful For providing consistent and steady exposure.
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.