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The Gripper allows the surgeon to control the retractor without extra help from an assistant

By using the Gripper controlling the retractors is literally in the hands of the surgeon without any help from an assistant. Fewer personnel is needed around the operating table so the surgeon can focus entirely on the patient in all serenity. As a result the surgeon has more control over the operation, which means the operation can be done in the same way but easier. The process is repeatable thus increasing the quality of the work.

24/7 availability

The Gripper is the ‘assistant in the box’

The Gripper is the assistant that is available 24/7 for all pathologies, both for scheduled and trauma cases.

Improved safety

Fewer people around the operating table reduces the risk for sterilisation errors

The Gripper makes it possible for surgeons to operate with fewer people in the operating room. This means fewer handlings which could cause sterilisation problems in the surgical area.

Better tissue preservation

Better control of the force leads to less tissue damage

There is a smaller risk of damage because it is the surgeon who determines the pressure on the bone and soft tissue. The retractor is then able to follow the movements dynamically during the operation, which leads to a reduced cutting effect on the soft tissue. During a fluoroscopy the retractor does not need to be put in and removed from the wound, which also means less damage to the soft tissue.

Increased stability

Retractor remains stable in all conditions

The surgeon places the Gripper® with the correct pressure so that the retractor can be positioned accurately and stable.  The Gripper remains stable in its position even under the most demanding circumstances.

Optimal visibility

The surgeon has an unhindered view of the surgical area

The Gripper ensures accurate and stable placement of the retractor. This means the surgeon always has an optimal view of the surgical area.

Improved efficiency

Efficiency through standardisation

The Gripper gives the surgeon complete control of positioning the retractors. The assistant is now free to perform other activities more befitting to his/her level of training. This greatly improves the ergonomics for the surgeon and the personnel in the OR. The surgeon can focus 100% on the patient during the operation without the distraction of others which decreases the risk for complications. Using the Gripper gives the surgeon more control over the procedure and makes it possible to repeat the process. The standardisation that results from using the Gripper leads thus to better cost management.

It is a goal of every hospital to improve the working of the OR without compromising the safety of both the patient and the personnel. The Gripper makes an essential contribution to this…