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surgical retractors to reduce fatigue in the arms and hands

Ways to Reduce Fatigue from Using Surgical Retractors

As most surgeons and assistants know, retractors can be your best friend and your worst enemy. They make it possible to see and access the operative field, yet they can seriously fatigue your hands, arms, and shoulders. Retraction of tissues or anatomical structures is an essential part of surgery, and various types of retractors get …

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Benefits of LED Lighting for Surgery (Brightness and Portability)

LEDs (light-emitting diodes) enable strong light with less electricity. They help reduce our carbon footprint and improve information technologies. Their emergence in the late-20th century has now made its way into powerful and convenient new options for surgical lighting. These include surgical devices. LEDs don’t only provide more light, they can reduce infection rates, promote …

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Weitlaner retractor, made of metal

Metal vs. Plastic Surgical Retractors – Pros and Cons

Surgical retractors are typically made from metals or plastics. Metal retractors were the standard for a very long time, but high-performance plastics are now viable, practical alternatives, with many advantages. Surgical-grade plastics, such as polycarbonates and polyacrylamides, are materials that have become alternatives to steel, titanium, and other metals. Plastics and metals each have pros …

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