The Senn-Mueller retractor commonly known as a “cat’s paw” is a double ended small retractor for skin retraction in small and delicate wound. Single use Disposable catpaw retractor is used to retract the skin during minor operation. This instrument is used in removing the small lumps and bumps just under the the skin.
A retractor is a surgical instrument with which a surgeon can either actively separate the edges of a surgical incision or wound, or can hold back underlying organs and tissues, so that body parts under the incision may be accessed. The two are each available in many shapes, sizes, and styles. The general term retractor usually describes a simple handheld steel tool possessing a curved, hooked, or angled blade fitted with a comfortable handle, that when in place maintains the desired position of a given region of tissue.