Guardian Vaginal Retractor
The GUARDIAN Vaginal Retractor provides optimal access and visualization of the complete circumference of the vagina and perineal tissue during episiotomy or laceration repair. This lightweight disposable retractor helps facilitate tissue approximation while lessening the risk of needle sticks to the obstetrician.
Guardian Vaginal Retractor®:
Exceptional range of retraction
- Provides unparalleled exposure
- Reduces risk of needle sticks
- Facilitates tissue layer approximation
- Permits standard two-handed surgical technique
Lightweight and secure positioning
- Retains position once placed
- Remains secure in any position
- Improved patient comfort
Sterile, single-use for added convenience and safety
Exceptionally well-suited for:
- Episiotomy repair
- Vaginal laceration repair
- Gynecologic operative procedures
Safety and Patient Comfort:
The Guardian Vaginal Retractor provides exceptional access and control of the anatomy with one ergonomically designed instrument. It optimizes anatomic presentation for multi-layer tissue closure thus creating improved healing conditions for the patient. Obtaining adequate tissue exposure facilitates using the standard two-handed surgical technique while decreasing the potential for needle sticks and improving patient comfort.
Designed for Gynecologic Surgical Procedures
Designed by a gynecologist for gynecologists, the Guardian is light-weight and well balanced so the anatomy is not distorted. The contoured, textured arms provide enhanced instrument stability with maximal vaginal exposure for improved access to perineal tissue and the cervix during gynecologic procedures. Made of a light-weight medical-grade polymer, the product is delivered sterile, and is single-use for added convenience and patient safety.
Reduced Risk of Needle Stick Injury
Preventing accidental exposure to bloodborne pathogens (AEB) in the operating room is an on-going concern. Studies indicate that most AEB incidents occur during closure. This places procedures such as vaginal lacerations and postpartum episiotomy tears at higher risk due to access limitations inherent in the anatomical structure. Since 51 to 77 percent of percutaneous injuries in surgery occur during suturing, it is expected that improving anatomical access and control can help reduce these injuries.