Image MCQ: Gelpi Retractor

  • Gelpi retractors have two pointed blades that resemble horns with pointed tips. The tips meet the tissue and the blades are used as leverage to move the bodily tissue out of the way.
  • Gelpi retractors are self-retaining retractors, This is possible by virtue of a box lock.
  • Most commonly used in orthopaedics and spine surgeries. 

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