SRI LANKA. Retraction during a surgery would now involve less muscle: for the one operated upon, and the ones holding the retractors. Now surgeons do not have to worry about tired, shaking human retractors during long hours of surgery. This invention can be used in complicated abdominal surgeries. It damages less tissue, compared to manual retraction. A wide range of retraction could also be done causing minimal discomfort to patients after the surgery and it is self-retaining for hours.
Retraction is a tough job. In some hospitals, big men are hired just to retract. Surgical operations can take hours, even up to more than twelve hours in really complicated surgeries. Imagine how a surgeon can work in such a small hole in the body and how these human retractors endure the job.
It also has a useful indicator of the extent of muscle relaxation which the anesthesiologist could use to measure the anesthetic relaxation of the patient. It is driven by air or pneumatic pressure and when the operation is finished, the air can be released. The same air release mechanism can also be employed to allow tissue perfusion.
It is truly an amazing invention that even the 40th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva has recognized, giving it a gold medal award.
|Invention||Lenadora Pneumatic Self Retaining Abdominal Retractor|
|Organization||Sri Lanka College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists|
|Researcher||Dr.Shantha Jayathilake Bandara Lenadora|
|Further Information||Asian Tribune|