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Original Article

Our Surgical Heritage: The Legends of Exposure

Rao R Ivatury

Keywords : Balfour, Bookwalter, Finochietto, Laparotomy retractors, Retractors, Surgical exposure, Surgical tools, Thoracotomy retractors

Citation Information : Ivatury RR. Our Surgical Heritage: The Legends of Exposure. Panam J Trauma Crit Care Emerg Surg 2021; 10 (1):3-7.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10030-1303

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 00-04-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Aim: Pay homage to three of the eminent creators of surgical retractors. Materials and Methods: Literature review. Background: Good exposure is the key to good surgery and all successful operations. Hand-held and self-retaining retractors are so essential for exposure that we use them every day. Hardly ever, though, the innovators of these indispensable tools receive a second thought. Clinical significance: Surgical heritage review. Clinical relevance: Surgical heritage.


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