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Retractors, Surgical, Bone

Definition : Surgical retractors designed to temporarily separate and hold back one or more of the bones or segments of bone, exposing and providing access to other tissues, organs, or structures during orthopedic surgery procedures. These retractors are typically sturdy manual, handheld instruments available in a variety of shapes and sizes according to the bone retracted or the anatomical structure to be exposed. Dedicated bone retractors are available for many particular bones, such as the humerus, tibia, and femur.

Entry Terms : "Retractors, Orthopedic" , "Bone Retractors" , "Orthopedic Retractors"

UMDC code : 33172

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