Vi's Gelpis are different from standard Gelpis in two respects:
1.Short blunt tips give focal retraction for precise exposure of the fracture or lesion.
2. The teeth on the ratchet are smaller than usual giving finer control over the spread of the tips.
Gelpis are virtually an extra pair of hands and are invaluable where the surgeon is working without a scrubbed assistant. The curved shape fits nicely on our patients. Useful in the following procedures and many more:
• Total Femoral Head and Neck Excision
• CrCL repairs
• Meniscal examination
• All arthrotomy procedures
• Fracture repairs
• Rib retractors in small patients
Two pairs of Gelpis placed at right angles to one another may be used to create a window into a joint or fracture site. Gelpis are available in a number of lengths.