Balasegaram type liver retractor, England, 1980

Made:
1980 in England and England and
maker:
Downs Surgical Limited

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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.

Details

Category:
Surgery
Object Number:
1981-1692
type:
retractor
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • surgical equipment
  • surgical instrument
  • retractor
credit:
Downs Surgical

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