GALAXY II is the next generation of self-retaining, single use, retractor systems. It helps provide clear visualisation, optimal exposure and access to the operative area during surgical procedures, minimising the need for additional assistants.
One unit of GALAXY II consists of one retractor, 8 stays PLUS 2 catheter clips.
The GALAXY II retractor is made of 100% medical grade plastic. The stays are made of steel hooks encased in medical grade silicone which is 100% latex free.
The Galaxy stay hooks are placed into the tissue and the elastic inserted into slots on the ring providing counter traction. The slots on the ring easily secure the stays in place but will readily release it when rapid re-positioning is required. Unique and design protected CAM locks allow for single handed adjustments.
A popular choice for urologists and gynecologists (and sometimes for joint surgery) for a large range of procedures, the Snowman shape is often used with sharp 5mm hooks stays.
Galaxy II Square is an extremely adjustable retractor thanks to its quadruple CAM lock joints. It fits over even the most awkward surgical site, and is a favourite in many orthopedic and ENT procedures.
A meticulously designed stay hook with a sharp point. Used in a range of different procedures where the surgeon wants exact and specific control in narrow spaces. Very strong with a slightly flexible tail that sits firmly in the grooves of the frame.
Blunt 5 mm stays holds tissue gently, and is suitable for frail tissue in older patients. It penetrates less that the sharp 5mm stay hook, but has the same secure fit in the groves of the frame. Easily released and repositioned. Can be used with both Square and Snowman frames.
Blunt 512 mm stays grabs more tissue thanks to its larger size, and is suitable for when there is more tissue to attach the stay hooks to. Even with potential higher loads, the stay hook doesn't move once secured, unless it is released and repositioned. Can be used with both Square and Snowman frames.
Wish to have a closer look? The Galaxy II Sample Kit will give you a chance to see and compare between different frames and stays.
The sample kit contains: