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9 New Medical Devices for Safer Surgery

Faster postoperative recovery, low-cost production, and a safer environment for patients and surgical personnel are common goals in new medical devices. Above all, safer surgery is always a benefit. Faster postoperative recovery reduces strain on healthcare systems. Low-cost manufacturing enables less-privileged communities to access lifesaving and life-altering operations. New devices offer greater safety for surgical …

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What Retractors Are Used in Body Contour Surgery Such as Tummy Tucks?

Retractors are an essential tool in body contour plastic surgery. Unlike facial applications (read our article on facial plastic surgery retractors here), specifically dealing with the nose, lips, and mouth, body contour surgery seeks to refine the body’s shape and appearance. This can be for reconstructive or beautifying purposes. It involves procedures such as the …

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What Retractors Are Used in Facial Plastic Surgery?

Retractors play a pivotal role in facial plastic and facial cosmetic surgeries, including: Cleft lip and palate repair Congenital facial anomalies (blepharoplasty, rhytidectomy) Lip surgery So-called nose jobs Surgery during and after skin cancer …among many others. Commonly used retractors used are the Freeman facelift retractor and Sheen nasal retractor, while modern, handheld, cordless lighted …

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Handheld Retractors: Background, Benefits, and Options

Handheld retractors are surgical devices that separate bodily tissues during surgery. Unlike larger retractors, they can be held in a single hand. Self-retaining handheld retractors can be locked into place with no need for manual force to keep them open. But often a handheld retractor requires continual manipulation. This type of retractor is especially useful …

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Orthopedic Surgery: What Retractors Are Used?

Orthopedic surgeries use a range of surgical retractors because orthopedic surgeons deal with bones of many shapes, sizes, and constitutions. These retractors’ primary purpose is easier to see and access the surgical field. Retractors in orthopedic surgery are also used to elevate bones, provide traction, and aid in placing orthopedic fixtures. This article covers retractors …

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Breast Surgery: What Retractors Are Used?

The demand for breast (mammary) surgeries continues to increase, for clinical and curative surgeries, and for cosmetic surgeries. Retractors are essential devices for these surgeries, to ensure safe separation of the tissue and clear visibility for the surgeon. A challenge in breast surgery is achieving the appropriate operative field. Surgeons have to dissect deep spaces …

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What is a Lighted Surgical Retractor?

Lighted retractors (or light retractors) are surgical tools that both separate bodily tissues and provide light inside the bodily cavity. This light feature gives the surgeon greater visibility as it holds body parts open, which is the conventional function of surgical retractors. Lighted retractors also eliminate or reduce the need for secondary light sources. In …

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Metals are visible on imaging, while plastics show very little

How Device Materials Affect Medical Imaging

The choice of devices used during medical procedures affects imaging quality, especially when the devices block the image. Using certain materials might also increase the radiation dose to the patient, which naturally isn’t a good thing. And using some materials on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) could be dangerous. Understanding the physical and chemical properties of …

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