OBP Medical launched the CLEAR-TRAC, the first line of disposable surgical retractors that have a built-in light source to illuminate deep into the surgical area.
The CLEAR-TRAC family of retractors includes: CLEAR-TRAC SP, a single-use surgical pocket retractor, CLEAR-TRAC V, a single-use vaginal retractor for vaginal and gynecological procedures and CLEAR-TRAC B, a single-use breast retractor ideal for breast augmentation, reconstruction, and mastectomy. The device has attached LED lights that stay cool to the touch and don't affect the working space.
Optimal visualization, retraction and hemostasis during any surgical procedure are critical to reducing complications and infections. Retractors are used to separate the edges of an incision and hold back underlying organs and tissues, allowing clinicians to see and access the procedure area.
The devices are sterile and ready to use. The power button activates light and after use, the entire device can be discarded.
Historically, retractors providing illumination of the operative area were made from reusable stainless steel and required complicated pre-procedure set up and reprocessing after use.
In addition, an expensive external light source was needed to illuminate the procedure field. Some newer, partially disposable options still require expensive fiber optic illumination systems, as well as additional reusable parts and components.
"CLEAR-TRAC demonstrates OBP Medical's commitment to reengineering frequently used office and hospital medical devices in order to enhance efficiency, utility and the operator experience," said Dr. Douglas McConnell, Medical Director at OBP Medical.