Senn retractor

Acheron Instruments’ Senn retractor is a versatile surgical tool that assists surgeons in securing the position of tissues as well as facilitating retraction in general surgeries.

  • It enables slicing beneath the edges of the wound with its L-shaped dynamic working end
  • Allows optimal surgical control with an ergonomic central handle
  • Safely retracts heavy tissues with its three sharp prongs

Product Overview

The Senn retractor is a versatile surgical instrument that plays a crucial role in multiple surgical procedures. Its unique features make it suitable for manipulation and retraction of tissues during general surgeries. This incredible tool enables the precise handling of tissues due to its unique design and provides a clear view of the surgical site. Moreover, it also contributes to the success and safety of surgical operations. Acheron Instruments’ Senn retractor allows superior dissection and is crafted with high-grade German stainless steel material for enhanced longevity and durability.

Applications of Senn retractor

The Senn Miller retractor is a versatile surgical tool with numerous applications in medical settings including:

  • Tissue retraction: Surgeons can easily access the surgical area with the help of this tool without any obstruction. This is because it holds back and maintains the position of these tissues.
  • General surgery: This surgical instrument is widely used in general surgeries for retracting tissues such as muscle, organs, and skin to expose the underlying area that requires surgical attention.
  • Orthopedic surgery: This surgical tool is used in orthopedic surgeries to retract soft tissues and muscles for accessing joints and bones
  • Gynecological Surgery: Surgeons perform interventions such as hysterectomies, cystectomies, and more with the help of this tool by gently retracting tissues in gynecological procedures

Other applications of this tool include Cardiothoracic, plastic, maxillofacial, dental ophthalmic, ENT, and neurosurgery.

Benefits and features

  • Multiple prongs: This tool comprises a three-pronged working end that can be held gently on or around the tissue to maintain a desired position
  • L-shaped working end: This instrument allows secure and precise retraction of tissues with its L-shaped working end that allows superior retraction. The unique L-shaped working end allows it to easily slide the tip of this tool under the skin's inner surface
  • Ergonomic handle: Surgeons have a firm grip over this tool with its ergonomically designed handle facilitating the surgeon's control and maneuverability during the procedure
  • Sharp Prongs: this handheld tool effectively holds tissues in place with its gentle, rounded shape sharp prongs and also prevents tissue trauma
  • Atraumatic Tips: The atraumatic blunt tips of the prong mean they are less likely to cause damage to delicate tissues.
  • High-quality material: Our Senn Retractor is made with high-quality material ensuring durability, ease of sterilization, and corrosion resistance
  • Versatility: This versatile instrument is suitable for use in a wide range of surgical specialties, including general surgery, gynecology, orthopedics, plastic surgery, neurosurgery, and more.
  • Ease of Use: This retractor has enhanced efficacy and is easy for surgeons and surgical teams to handle and position as needed during a procedure.

Usage and Care Instructions

  • Before each use, make sure to sterilize the Senn retractor properly. Autoclaving is the most common sterilization method.
  • Before use, inspect the Senn retractor for any signs of damage, corrosion, or wear. Also, do not use damaged or compromised instruments.
  • Ensure that you use the retractor only for their intended purpose.
  • Avoid unnecessary force or bending and handle the retractor with care and a gentle touch to prevent damage.
  • After each use, clean the retractors thoroughly. Also, use a mild detergent and warm water to remove any tissue debris, blood, or other contaminants. Additionally, alcohol-content-based disinfectants can also be useful.
  • Store the retractors in a clean, dry, and protected environment. Additionally, avoid contact with other instruments or materials that could cause damage or contamination.
  • Occasionally lubricate the moving parts or hinges with a surgical instrument lubricant to maintain smooth functionality.
  • Ensure that only qualified and trained medical professionals use the retractors. Inadequate training may result in improper use and damage to tissues or the instrument.

Quality assurance

  • We typically produce these retractors from premium-grade stainless steel, which is corrosion-resistant and biocompatible. 
  • We have ISO-certified our forceps to uphold a systematic approach to quality control.
  • We adhere to industry standards in our design, including tooth size, spacing, shank length, and handle design.
  • Our instruments undergo rigorous testing for quality, safety, and performance.
  • We use visual inspections and functional tests in manufacturing to ensure every instrument meets set specifications.
  • The packaging is designed to maintain sterility and safeguard the instruments.


How is Acheron Instruments’ Senn- Retractor different from other retractors?

Our Senn retractor is famous for its versatility and gentle tissue retraction due to its unique design.

How to choose the right size of the Acheron Instruments’ Senn-Retractor for a procedure?

You can choose the size depending on the surgical procedure and patient anatomy.

Are there any precautions to consider when using the Senn-Retractor?

Try to use the retractor gently to avoid over-retraction of tissues that can cause damage to the tissues or complications in the surgical area


Our Senn retractor is an essential handheld tool used by surgeons in multiple surgical scenarios. Acheron Instruments is aimed at providing you with the best quality surgical tools at the best prices. We manufacture our retractors with high-grade German stainless-steel material that lasts for longer durations in your operating room toolkits in addition to providing the best performance.

  1. Material: Crafted from high-grade stainless steel, our retractors offer durability, easy sterilization, and corrosion resistance for aseptic conditions and long service life.
  2. Size and dimensions: The overall length of our Senn retractor is approximately 16 cm (6 1/4") with the working end length measuring around 2 to 4 inches.
  3. Handle design: We have ergonomically designed the handle of this instrument to provide a secure and comfortable grip
  4. Surface finish: Polished and smooth to make this tool easier to sterilize and clean
  5. Product variants: These forceps are available in different variations based on their size, number of prongs, single-use, or reusable.
  6. Compliance standards: These retractors are completely CE and ISO-certified, ensuring adherence to rigorous quality and safety standards in medical device design and production.