The stay hooks are placed into the tissue and the elastic end is inserted into any slot on the ring and it holds itself in place. The slots on the ring easily secure the stays in place, and readily release it when rapid re-position is required.
Manufactured in Brighton and 40% less expensive than old blue retractors from the USA.
Provides clear visualisation, optimal exposure and access to the operative area during surgical procedures. Reducing instrument clutter at the surgical site allowing complete control over the surgical field.
Adapts easily and swiftly as the light-weight and intuitive design allows for single hand adjustments of the design protected CAM locking system.
Accommodates a vast range of surgical procedures with its two retractor shapes and hooks versions; ENT, Gynae, Urology and orthopaedic to name a few.
GALAXY II is made of 10% less plastic than the old blue or white alternatives, and can be recycled.
In control of the surgical field
Galaxy II is suitable for any procedure where you want to have optimal control over the surgical field, with an unobstructed view. The 8 stays in the pack are there to help you quickly apply and readjust tension to keep the operating site clear for you to do your job. The stay hooks are placed into the tissue and the elastic end is inserted into any slot on the ring and it holds itself in place. The slots on the ring easily secure the stays in place, and readily release it when rapid re-position is required
Square or Snowman?
Gynaecologists and urologists tend to use Snowman, and colorectal,
orthopaedics and ENT tend to use Square, but there are no rules. Both designs have our design protected cam-locks, allowing for simple one handed adjustment during the procedure. No more screws that come undone, fall on the floor or break off!
QUALITY: Galaxy is the perfect assistant: strong, dependable, stays where you put it and doesn’t move.
ENVIRONMENT: 10% reduction in plastic waste. Manufactured. assembled and sterilized in Britain. Single use. CE marked.
OPTIONS: Two shapes, three different types of stay hooks. Each retractor has 8 stays packed with it, plus catheter clip.
SAFETY: Single use, no contamination risks.
They are all the same length, but are useful for different types of tissue. They are tensile tested up to 20 newton, to ensure they can carry a load much higher than needed for your procedures.
What shape and what sharpness of stay is very much a personal preference, and we continue to expand on the range each quarter. Solid manufacturing, no product gapping or clicking, you will feel in complete control of the procedure.
The most common product when we started was the old Lonestar, an American product. Our goal was to make a better designed device, with less environmental impact and at a lower unit cost for the NHS. It was important for us to produce in the UK, so Galaxy II is manufactured in Brighton.
Less plastic waste
Thanks to the smart design of the retractor ring, we have removed 10% of the plastic material and Galaxy II is meeting the waste reduction target for the NHS (-10%).
We have donated Galaxy retractors to the Fistula Foundation and Direct Relief for several years. We will continue to do what we can to help those who most need our support.
To keep it simple, give us a ring and tell us if you want:
- Shape: Snowman vs Square
- Stay Hooks: Blunt small vs Blunt large vs Sharp
…..and we will give you the right order code for the right kit!
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Telephone: 01628 330010
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