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Rib Spreaders

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A rib spreader is a type of retractor specifically designed to separate ribs in thoracic surgery. Rack-and-pinion-type stainless steel rib spreaders (with a thumb-screw to lock it in place) were an innovation introduced by French surgeon Theodore Truffier in 1914. This was modified in 1936 by Argentinian surgeon Enrique Finochietto to have fenestrated blades (blades with "windows") and a hand-cranked lever to both separate the arms in a staged fashion and lock them in place at each stop. The Burford-Finochietto rib speader has replaceable blades. The Truffier and especially the Burford-Finochietto (and its variants) are ubiquitous in open thoracic surgery, which accounts for over 90% of thoracic surgeries. Minimally invasive thoracic techniques (such as VATS and teleoperated surgical machines) have yet to prove superior, despite decades of development.
Burford Finochietto Rib Spreaders

Burford Finochietto Rib Spreaders


Burford Finochietto Rib Spreaders are broadly used in cardiothoracic procedures. The spreaders come ...

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Harken Rib Spreader

Harken Rib Spreader


Harken Rib Spreader is an incredible surgical instrument and is used in cardiothoracic surgical proc ...

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Haight Baby Rib Spreader

Haight Baby Rib Spreader


Haight Baby Rib Spreader is a unique surgical instrument and is designed to use for cardiothoracic s ...

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Tuffier Rib Spreader  6 1/2 inch Spread

Tuffier Rib Spreader 6 1/2" Spread

SKU: G45-078

Availability: In Stock

Tuffier Rib Spreader, 2" x 1 3/4", grooved blades, 6 1/2" Spread.

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