Langenbeck Retractor Widely used for manual superficial retraction (skin/subcutaneous tissue) purposes. This retractor is an instrument which helps the surgeon in widening an incision or a wound.
This particular type of Langenbeck retractor is useful to retract soft tissue for a temporary basis.
The langenbeck retractor is a handheld instrument which constitutes of a flat blade. The blade is bent at a right angle to the retractor’s handle.
The article’s function: Facilitate the visibility of the operative field, help to retract lips, cheeks, and flaps once detached. It is used to retract flaps to a certain depth.
Sterilization management: It must be cleaned, disinfected, dried and bagged, for subsequent sterilization in the autoclave.