Retractors, Surgical, Scalp
Definition : Surgical retractors designed to temporarily separate and hold back the part of the head skin covered with hair (i.e., scalp), exposing and providing access to the bones of the skull. These retractors usually consist of manual instruments, including two blades that merge in a proximal-end rotating mechanism used to adjust the position of the blades. They also permit the retention of the position once set (i.e., self-retained retractors). Scalp retractors that use scissors-like handles with self-retention at the proximal end are also available.
Entry Terms : "Retractors, Scalp" , "Scalp Retractors"
UMDC code : 17500