DASH™ 3-Dimensional Malleable Retractor
DASH™ is a proprietary hands-free, 3-Dimensional malleable absorptive retractor for open surgeries, where padded retraction and enhanced visualization is required.
The main advantage of the DASH™ is it’s 3-Dimensional reshaping ability - The ability to conform and maintain 3-D shapes as the surgeon requires, thus enabling the best soft-tissue retractor available world-wide.
DASH™ ability to absorb fluid is highly valuable, and allows a reduction in the use of lap-sponges thus reducing the risk of foreign body retention.
DASH™ is FDA and CE cleared, and has achieved wide clinical experience, with over 20,000 cases performed worldwide. A clinical study proving safety and efficacy was published in “Journal of Surgical Innovation”.
“An incremental step in patient safety: reducing the risks of retained foreign bodies by the use of an integrated laparotomy pad/retractor.” Surg Innov. 2008 Sep;15(3):203-7.
Multidisciplinary uses where atraumatic retraction and absorbency is necessary including:
General / Colon & Rectal
- Open Gastric Bypass
- Abdominoperineal Resection
- Lower Anterior Resection
- Colo-Anal J Pouch
- Colostomy Takedown
- Bariatric Procedures or Large Incision Sites
Obstetric / Gynecologic Oncology
- Total Abdominal Hysterectomy
- Bilateral Salpingo Oophorectomy
- Utero-Sacral Colpopexy
- Repair of Esophogeal Perforation
- Enhanced Access to Thoracic Space
- Anterior Access