JUNE Medical (New Castle, DE) has partnered with Vivo Surgical (Singapore) to launch the Galaxy II LUX self-retaining ring retractor with light. The device combines JUNE Medical’s Galaxy II retractor with Vivo Surgical’s KLARO light that can be mounted on the retractor via a purpose-designed clip, giving surgeons better access and a clearer view of the surgical site, and eliminating the disadvantages of using overhead lighting or personal head torches.
The lightweight, self-retaining retractor features cam locks that allow single-handed adjustment on the frame, and there are multiple frames and hooks to suit a range of procedures. The lighting tip is said to offer the highest surgical light intensities on the market, with four settings to match the needs of different operations and a safe operating temperature of below 38°C. With a 650-mm-long cable, 4.6-mm diameter, and flexible structure, the light can be positioned during surgery to offer up to ~340° of illumination inside deep and narrow wounds.
Surgical uses for the tool include otolaryngology (ENT), colorectal, orthopedic, gynecological, and other open surgeries. Angela Spang, CEO of JUNE Medical explains that it helps to overcome a number of pain points, ensuring uniform site illumination from within an open surgical cavity, reducing the need for light repositioning and eliminating the risk of patient infection from contaminated light handles, as well as improving ergonomics for surgeons.