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Retractors

Download the Delacroix-Chevalier Care and Sterilisation guide here

Click here to read about the new Navarro Thoracic Retractor

Online Catalogues

 

The Delacroix-Chevalier catalogues can be viewed online using our “flip book” versions

 

Catalogues can be searched , zoomed in/out and flipped through making it easy to find what you want

 

Please email charles@piersonsurgical.com and we will send you a link to the catalogues

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you would like more information on any instruments please email us at sales@piersonsurgical.com

 

 

Retractors are incarnations of the expression, “an iron fist in a velvet glove.” Whilst being very strong the handles operate smoothly and  offer a comfortable but firm grip. The perfectly bevelled blades and prongs allow atraumatic pressure of tissues, cartilages and bones. The highest grades of “medical metals” and craftsmanship ensure that Delacroix-Chevalier  retractors last a lifetime.

 

Types

 

Auto-static retractors maintain the retraction by themselves around the operative field as a result of a tension maintaining system.

 

Hand retractors are manipulated manually to expose or retract during a specific procedure.

 

How to determine the quality of a retractor

 

Smoothness of the rack, proper clearance of sliding elements, stiffness of the arms and blades to give overall ease of use.

 

Proper use of austenitic and martensitic high-grade stainless steel, aluminium, titanium, careful welding techniques, and regularity of surface sandblasting prevent disruptive light reflections. Delacroix-Chevalier and Landanger retractors have a mirror finish on the inner part of blades to prevent the tissue from sticking.

 

Basic Care

 

For ease of use, the auto-static retractors’ sliding elements and rack must be regularly lubricated. Regularly control lubricant dosing of washing machines. Please use a dedicated small basket for small mobile parts of retractors to avoid losing pieces. We also offer products to lubricate the retractor before its use.