QSpine receives CE mark certification for SURE Single Use, Illuminated Retractor System

QSpine, an independent British manufacturer, are delighted to receive the CE mark certification for the SURE™ Single Use Retractor.

The revolutionary SURE™ System (Patent Pending) offers the surgeon a radiolucent, modular, single use retractor, that efficiently illuminates the surgical site with integrated LED light cartridges attached to the blades. This delivers superior illumination to traditional overhead lights or headlights.

SURE™ Single Use Retractors are delivered sterile which eliminates the need for sterilization and cleaning. This leads to improved OR efficiency, saving time and money.

Single Use instruments have been shown to reduce infection (1) and the SURE Retractor should eliminate the possible cross-contamination risk that exists with current reusable retractors.

Manufactured in the UK from an aeronautical grade polymer, the radiolucent blades are strong enough to cope with any retraction needed.

Forbes Butterfield – Technical Director, QSpine, commented;

 “Many surgical disciplines have recognized the multiple benefits of sterile, single use products and the orthopedic market is starting to follow. The product has been designed to offer real benefits to patients, surgeons, staff and hospitals in general.

The feedback from UK surgeons has been fantastic and we look forward to launching it into the marketplace”



(1) Single-use instrumentation in posterior lumbar fusion could decrease incidence of surgical site infection:  S Litrico, G Recanati, A Gennari, C Maillot, M Saffarini, J-C Le Huec, : Eur J Orthopaedic Surg Tramatology 01/2015