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Vaginal Retractor Illuminates Examination Field

By HospiMedica International staff writers
Posted on 02 Jun 2014
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Image: The Brella-Spec Vaginal Retractor (Photo courtesy of Proa Medical).
Image: The Brella-Spec Vaginal Retractor (Photo courtesy of Proa Medical).
A new vaginal retractor aids in the visualization of the interior of the vagina during gynecological and obstetrical procedures and examinations.

The Brella-Spec Vaginal Retractor is a single-use, hands-free retraction device intended for hospital labor and delivery departments. A built-in automatic light emitting diode (LED) with a unique canopy design provides deep illumination for a clear, unobstructed, view of the vaginal walls and surrounding structures during vaginal or perineal wound repair. The retraction does not impede the use of instruments and maintains the selected angle of retraction, allowing a two-handed surgical technique.

While, the original Brella Vaginal Retractor is intended for hospital use, a speculum version of the device (with shared characteristics), the Brella-Spec, is intended for high-volume procedures in physicians’ offices and in clinics. Both sterile, latex-free devices feature the same LED canopy design. The Brella-Spec Vaginal Retractor and the Brella-Spec Speculum are products of Proa Medical (Redondo Beach, CA, USA), and have been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

“Our company concept is simple: to serve as a channel to help physician-inventors rapidly develop and commercialize their innovative, relatively quick-to-market, ideas in order to enhance clinical practice,” said Arman Nadershahi, CEO of Proa Medical. “The Brella device is one such simple, but effective, improvement. It solves the current clinical problem of obstructive retractors and external positioning of a light source. We have a pipeline of such devices in development that have the potential to significantly improve existing procedures to the benefit of patients.”

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