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SURE retractors are available in the following options with all components contained in one box
Lumbar fusions, Large Incisions, Trauma surgery
Microdiscs, MIS fusions, Decompressions, Trauma surgery
ACDF, CDR, Cervical decompressions
Each of the products come packaged in a sterile tray inside an outer packaging box to reduce waste. All products are packed in shipping boxes of 5 units.
The lights will have full power for a minimum of 90 minutes.
The lights will have full power for a minimum of 90 minutes but should last for more than 2 ½ hours
The system is modular and single-use so two retractors could be used for long incisions, such as scoliosis.
No. The blades have been designed after careful consultantation with a
number of experienced surgeons.
No, the SURE product is single-use as it eliminates cross-contamination between patients and increases operational and logistical efficiency
Yes. 60mm blades are available which should be fine for most posterior cervical surgery.
The product blades have a feint outline on x-ray but do not obscure the surgical site.
Traditional retractors tend to ride up or be pushed out of the wound site. From in-house testing we found that the ridges increased the pull-out strength by around 50%.
The Cervical blades have been made transparent for 2 reasons. Firstly, to allow the Physician to visualize the tissue behind the blade and secondly the blade will flex slightly when the maximum force is exerted onto the tissue.
The products are made from a strong, reinforced polymer which has been shown to be as strong as reusable metal retractors in in-house testing.
The product has been designed, manufactured, assembled and sterilized in the UK.
The product is made from a strong polymer which has been shown to be as strong as reusable metal retractors in in-house testing.
Normally a force of between 100-130N is exterted on opening a standard retractor. The SURE System Retractor will easily open 3 times this force if required.
The system is modular and has 4 blade size options – 60,80,100 & 120mm.
The 120mm blade sizes should accommodate even the most obese patients.
The product is an instrument and as such can be used where required.
Single use products have been shown to be carbon neutral. With re-usable products there is a lot of energy and water used in manufacturing, reprocessing and cleaning.