arrow_back Back Copied to clipboard. Ahm Balfour (180mm Spread) Vi Balfour Has For Many Years Served As The Standard Large Abdominal Retractor For Canine Surgery. Manufacturer: Vi Share: Share Item to Facebook Share Item to Twitter Copy Link to Clipboard Description Specifications What's In the Box Distributors DESCRIPTION Balfour has for many years served as the standard large abdominal retractor for canine surgery. However the standard midline canine approach is very different from the standard human approach. Alasdair Hotston Moore has re-visited the original design and has made some significant changes which improve the instrument both in use and sterilisation. Exploratory surgery of the cranial abdomen in larger dogs presents difficulties of access for all surgeons, but especially when a scrubbed assistant is unavailable. The traditional Balfour Retractor is an ideal instrument for this application in theory, but its practical application is limited by the fact that it is simply too large to fit in the typical benchtop autoclave found in general practice. This modified version allows both arms to be removed from the cross piece, making it small enough to fit easily into a small autoclave. The arm of the “spoon” has also been slightly shortened to achieve this aim. This Retractor is ideal for creating exposure for gastric surgery (especially gastropexy) as well as surgery of the liver and ruptured diaphragm repair. Balfour Locking Ring The central blade in the Balfour slides freely on the back bar and automatically self centers. If the lesion or organ of interest is off centre this is undesirable. The Balfour Locking Ring fits onto the back bar and may be locked in any position, holding the blade off centre. The Balfour Locking Ring fits all VI Balfours. SPECIFICATIONS Physical Animal Type Dog Length 180 mm Size Large WHAT'S IN THE BOX Ahm Balfour No available Media. No available stores to be displayed. No available stores to be displayed. DISTRIBUTORS Kruth-Halling431 St. Andrew St. W., Unit 105, Fergus, ON, Canada No available stores to be displayed.