Minimally Invasive procedures expedite patient recovery time, decrease the length of hospital stays, and reduce the risk of post-operative infections. Knowing all of this, why would surgeons opt for the more intrusive open procedures? The answer is simple: visualization.
Undoubtedly, the chief concern that surgeons have when choosing to operate through a small incision is the difficulty seeing and accessing the surgical site. During minimally invasive procedures, spine surgeons are confined to the 13-26mm diameter of the dilators. TeDan Surgical, realizing the advantages and drawbacks to the minimally invasive technique, have created a retractor that bridges the visualization gap between minimally invasive and open procedures. Our retractors do one thing our competitors don’t– they pivot.
Once retractor blades have been inserted into the wound site, the TSI pivoting retractor can tow each blade outwards up to 30°, retracting tissue and muscle closest to the wound site without enlarging the incision. This patented technique optimizes visualization by creating a wider field of vision for the surgeon, yet never increasing the size of the 13-26mm incision.
TSI recognizes the patient benefits of minimally invasive procedures—but understands that if surgeons can’t see, they can’t operate. So we invented a retractor that pivots, giving surgeons an additional 60° on which to operate. Experience the difference. Experience Innovation.