Balasegarams liver retractor, stainless steel, by Downs Surgical Ltd., England, 1980
A retractor is used during surgery to lift and move organs and tissues to give the surgical team a better view of the operation. This example was designed to be used on the liver.
Manickavasagar Balasegaram, a Malaysian surgeon working in the 1980s, designed a number of liver clamps and retractors of which this is an example. They remain in use today.
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- tools & equipment
- surgical equipment
- surgical instrument
- Downs Surgical
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