Combines Best Features of Past Generations Into a Single Lightweight, Low-Profile Design
Symmetry Medical Inc. unveiled the company’s subsidiary, Symmetry Surgical, has unveiled the Bookwalter Self-Retaining Rotilt Ratchet, which combines the best features of past generations into a single ratchet that provides multiple configurations and reliable retraction in any position. Built through collaboration with surgeons and operating room professionals, the new low-profile ratchet features locking tilt and locking rotation and is compatible with all legacy Bookwalter Retractor System components.
Dr. John Bookwalter, surgeon inventor of the Bookwalter Retractor System, states, "By combining rotation, tilt, and self-retraction into a single ratchet, we've created a device that more closely mimics the natural toe-in motion of handheld retractors while retaining the benefits of table-mounted ring retractors. The Self-Retaining Rotilt Ratchet is the product of three decades of innovation and continuous improvement."
"Symmetry Surgical is dedicated to collaborating with our customers and responding to surgeon and clinician needs with new innovations," notes Chris Huntington, COO, Symmetry Surgical. "Our customers appreciated the features available with past generations of Bookwalter ratchets. By combining the best elements of our legacy ratchets into the new Self-Retaining Rotilt Ratchet, we're providing greater value in the surgical market and helping clinicians deliver exceptional patient care."