Surgical retractors are widely used in veterinary procedures. They hold back the incision edges, wounds, and organs during the surgery. Thus it provides the surgeons greater accessibility and exposure to the surgical area. The retractors are mainly divided into two main categories: Hand-held retractors and self-retaining retractors. The handheld retractors need the support of an assistant during the procedure. Whereas the self-retaining retractors have a locking mechanism for holding back the objects. It consists of blades, screws, and a ratchet to have a strong grip on the surgical area. Moreover, they are available in different shapes, sizes, and styles according to the practitioners' needs.
Veterinary Surgical Retractors
Surgical procedures in veterinary practices involves many tools, from holders to needles and retractors. For example, even a simple surgery might involve using scissors, bandages, elevators, holders, speculum, and needles. The tools have to be prepared and sterilized before any procedure. In addition, the tools vary in their structure, form, and functionality. For example, surgical retractors aid in holding the operating site during surgery.
Surgical retractors are a must-use instrument for most operating procedures. For instance, veterinary practitioners use surgical retractors for holding the incision or wound open during surgery. These instruments make the surgery feasible by keeping the area under operation accessible and open for surgery to progress swiftly. These are also utilized to keep the body parts, tissues, and organs out of the way during the surgery.
Types of Veterinary Surgical Retractors
There are many types of surgical retractors available for use in veterinary practices. However, the veterinary surgical retractors are mainly divided into two major categories:
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