Although this retractor system needs precise installation, it offers excellent access for most incisions. The open frame system can easily be completed to a closed ring. This retractor can be used widely for intraperitoneal and retroperitoneal operations. Maintenance and cleaning are not too elaborate. The figure shows longitudinal (A-1 ) and transverse (A-2) laparotomy using the Omnitract system.
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