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Advanced Surgical Retractor Systems Innovates 100-Year-Old Medical Device Design
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Advanced Surgical Retractor Systems Innovates 100-Year-Old Medical Device Design

The military medical experience of one San Antonio-based trauma surgeon helped shape the invention of a new type of surgical retractor, a medical device that hasn't changed much in over a century. Dr. Ramon Cestero, a surgery professor at UT Health San Antonio and former U.S. Navy trauma surgeon, developed the TITAN CSR surgical retractor and launched Advanced Surgical Retractor Systems, Inc. (ASR Systems) in 2019. Surgical retractors are medical instruments used during a surgical procedure to keep an incision in the body open while a surgical procedure is being performed. They provide better visibility for the surgeon so the procedure can be performed easily and quickly. The invention of a hinged rib spreading retractor in 1904 prompted the development of specialized types of retractors ...