traxi Panniculus Retractor Kelly Johnson
Don’t let folds interfere with your surgical site
traxi® Panniculus Retractor is a retraction device used for predictable, reliable retraction of the panniculus during surgical procedures. traxi retracts and holds the panniculus for the duration of the operation, freeing the surgeon’s hands and those of the staff to better care for the patient.
PREDICTABLE. RELIABLE. RETRACTION.™
Difficult to locate or access surgical site
Fully exposed surgical site
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traxi Panniculus Retractor quickly and easily retracts the panniculus which oftentimes complicates abdominal procedures, specifically cesarean sections.
Reduce OR Time
Reduce Staff Involvement
Improve Skin to Skin
Increase Patient Satisfaction
Reduce Staff Injury
Eliminate Surgical Tape
Eliminate Towel Clamps
Eliminate the Resident Holding
Free Hands for Operation
No More Inhumane Methods
Whether they are coming in for a C-section on their special day or another abdominal procedure, help make their day a little more special. Traxi is less humiliating than tape or straps and with reduced prep time and clinician involvement, your high BMI patients will think this is a normal part of any procedure. Application and removal are both quick and easy and will not damage your patient’s skin.
The Perfect Solution!
“The Traxi Panniculus Retractor is as perfect a solution to the pannus problem as I have ever tried. This product is a winner . . . a big-time winner.”
Depending on what you currently use to retract the panniculus, it is likely not sterile. However, traxi is supplied sterile and can be applied aseptically. If you want to prep the patient before applying the device to ensure a sterile field, traxi can be applied once the prep is completely dry. Tape, straps, clips, etc. are typically not sterile and traxi can also be used in the same exact way as these. Applied to the patient and then prepped over the top.
According to the package insert, traxi can remain on a patient for up to 24 hours. However, if you plan to leave the device in place after a procedure, it is important you clean the patient’s skin according to your hospital protocol.
*If you prepped before applying traxi, it may be necessary to remove the device to ensure the betadine or sterilizing agent does not remain in contact with the patient’s skin for extended durations.
Yes. There is no reason you could not use both an internal and external retractor. However, we feel the retraction a correctly applied traxi provides will clearly expose the surgical site and may eliminate the need for indwelling retractors.