Insightra Medical Inc. of Irvine, California has just been granted the European CE Mark to sell what the company calls a “new generation” of disposable soft-tissue surgical retractors.
ReeTrakt is the new generation of disposable soft-tissue surgical retractor systems providing complete retraction flexibility and optimal exposure of view in a variety of surgical procedures. It has been designed in conjunction with Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Singapore for surgeons to gently retract and secure the delicate soft tissue away from the operative site. Apart from being designed to make access to surgery easier and more efficient, ReeTrakt is also designed to minimize tissue trauma, optimize retraction force and lower the risk of infection. ReeTrakt allows the surgeon to perform the procedure with less assistance, in some cases facilitating procedures to even be performed single-handedly.
“ReeTrakt introduces a novel concept for use in pelvic organ prolapse (POP). The placement of four hooks (two superiorly and two inferiorly) could completely replace the need for a second assistant. It should allow a much better field of view and improved access,” said Dr Mark Slack, Head of Department, Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridge, U.K.
Because of the versatility of ReeTrakt’s design, which can be customized and catered to a wide variety of surgical procedures, it is anticipated that ReeTrakt will eventually be used in dozens of types of surgical procedures on a global basis.
Now available in the US and Europe. Here are the features that the company is trying to emphasize:
Low profile Follows the body contours Optimizes the view of the wound Highly stable platform Simple device Hands free usage Single Patient Use
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Press release: Insightra® Medical Inc Receives CE Mark on Revolutionary New Surgical Retraction System