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Retractors, Surgical, Middle Ear

Definition : Surgical retractors designed for temporary separation and holding back the edges of surgical incisions in or around the external auditory canal, exposing and providing access to the middle ear structures. These retractors usually consist of self-retained manual instruments, typically with two rounded (frequently swivel) blades and an integral adjustable flat-pointed third blade to retract the temporal muscle. All blades merge in a proximal-end rotating mechanism used to adjust the position of the blades. Retractors with two distal blades and scissors-like handles with a ratchet mechanism for self-retention are also available. Middle ear surgical retractors are used in many different types of endaural surgery procedures. Dedicated retractors for antral and trans-antral (i.e., in the mastoid cavity in the tympanic bone) retraction and also for the posterior fossa retraction during surgical procedures are also available. Other dedicated retractors intended to expand the natural external ear canal are usually classified as aural specula.

Entry Terms : "Endaural Retractors" , "Mastoid Antrum Surgery Retractors" , "Middle Ear Surgery Retractors" , "Parotidectomy Retractors" , "Posterior Fossa Retractors"

UMDC code : 33138

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AliMed Inc

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AliMed is an American manufacturing company and supplier of high quality products — everything from pre-formed orthoses, alarms for fall management, cushions, diagnostic imaging and operating room accessories, orthopedic rehabilitation equipment, ergonomic workplace solutions and emergency preparedness.

Electro-Surgical Instrument Co

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ESI has been manufacturing lighted medical instruments for over 100 years. We offer repair and parts replacement for our current product line and, where practical, non-current instruments and equipment of our manufacture. We also offer the same service on instruments and equipment of other manufacturers, provided such repairs are economically feasible.

Elmed Inc

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Hu-Friedy Mfg Co LLC

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JEDMED Instrument Co

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At JEDMED, a premier medical and dental instrument and equipment company, the quality products and reliable service we provide allow us to meet the needs of the world's most discriminating medical professionals. We are a leading provider of advanced medical equipment for practitioners in the areas of ENT, Ophthalmology, and Telemedicine.

MSI Precision Instruments

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At MSI Precision we are able to cross-reference all manufacturers product numbers and offer: 30-Day Comparison

Rhein Medical

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Rhein Medical is dedicated to the design, development, manufacture, and worldwide distribution of unique, innovative and specialized hand-held ophthalmic surgical instruments of the highest quality.

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