JUNE Medical partners with Vivo Surgical to offer worlds’ first self-retaining ring retractor with light
JUNE Medical is delighted to announce the launch of the Galaxy II® LUX – the worlds’ first self-retaining ring retractor with light. The Galaxy II LUX combines the award-winning Galaxy II retractor with Vivo Surgical’s KLARO light that can be mounted on the retractor via a purpose-designed clip. This unique partnership provides surgeons with a revolutionary solution, giving them better access and a clearer view of the surgical site, and eliminating the disadvantages of using overhead lighting or personal headtorches.
The lightweight, self-retaining retractor features unique cam locks that allow single-handed adjustment on the frame, and there are multiple frames and hooks to suit a range of procedures. The lighting tip then offers the highest surgical light intensities on the market, with four settings to match the needs of different operations and a safe operating temperature of below 38 °C. With a 650 mm long cable, compact 4.6 mm diameter and flexible structure, the light can be effortlessly positioned during surgery to offer up to ~340° of illumination inside deep and narrow wounds.
The Galaxy LUX is ideal for use in a variety of procedures, including ENT, colorectal, orthopaedic, gynaecological and other open surgeries. Angela Spang, CEO of JUNE Medical commented: “We are thrilled to be working with Vivo Medical to offer this gamechanger. This kit helps to overcome a number of pain points, ensuring uniform site illumination from within an open surgical cavity, reducing the need for light repositioning and eliminating the risk of patient infection from contaminated light handles, as well as improving ergonomics for surgeons. We’re also excited about the opportunities this kit will bring for our charity work in countries where surgical lighting is sometimes a smartphone torch!”