A self‐retaining retractor for hand surgery

James B. Madison, Anthony J. Casale, Lewis Bosworth, Robert C. Flanigan, Edward A. Luce

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Available self-retaining retractors are poorly suited for hand surgery. Devices described for use in hand surgery have generally been designed to hold uninvolved digits out of the field. The described self-retaining retractor provides modified skin hooks attached to a stainless steel framework by rubber bands for simultaneous retraction of operative fields in the digit, palm, or forearm.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)760-761
Number of pages2
JournalPlastic and reconstructive surgery
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1982
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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