Super-Slide ll™ Lominectomy Retractor
The Most Advanced Design for Lumbar Laminectomy
and Pedicle Screw Fixation
Super-Slide ll™ Lumbar Retractor System patented
The Most Advanced Design for Lumbar Laminectomy and Pedicle Screw Fixation
  • Our second generation Lumbar Retractor offers advanced blade shape and low profile design giving greater access to the spine for preparation and accurate placement of pedicle screws. (See FlG. 1)

The Frame, Blades and Construction...

  • Blades may be easily removed and repositioned during surgery, especially when X-rays are needed.
  • Clamp handles create minimal visual abstruction.
  • Non-reflective, black, Stainless Steel surface coating eliminates annoying glare created by over head surgical lights.

The Frame, Blades and Construction...

  • Require minimal force to open retractor arms.
  • Prevent bending of components even under heavy loads.

Spring-loaded Crank Handle...

  • Folds down and out of the surgeon's way for less interference during surgery.
  • Handle is permanently attached and cannot be misplaced.

The Blades...

  • Blade shape ensures firm hold and will not slip out of the wound during surgery.
  • Narrow blade design minimizes potential of tissue necrosis at blade and tissue contact points.
  • 2 to 8 blades can be placed on the retractor arms, allowing optimal blade placement and a better approach to the surgical site.
  • lnterference with blades is reduced for better instrument access.

Arm Locks...

  • Blades lock into any chosen position along the retractor arms and may be changed at any time during surgery. Arm locks are self locking and feature a disengaging capability.
  • Arm locks allow the surgeon the choice of either attaching the blades to the retractor arms and then placing the unit into the wound or first placing the blades into the wound and then engaging the frame arms.
  • Arm locks may either be engaged or disengaged during surgery, depending on the surgeons preference.
  • Four each of the 2", 3" and 4" blades included in standard set.The extended set offers four extra-deep blades (4 3/4") for large patients and two unilateral (Hemi) T-blade sets.
  • A full array of blades are offered to meet any surgical requirement.

The Sterilization Case...

  • Silicon inserts firmly secure retractor frame.
  • Stainless steel blade racks hold blades in place and make blade sizes easy to identify.
  • Light weight, hard anodized, heavy-gauge aluminum case cools faster than steel.
  • Trays are stackable for safety and convenience.

7329-00    Super-Slide ll™ Self-Retaining Retractor, Basic Set


Stainless Steel construction Consists of the following items:
7329-10 1 ea   Retractor Frame Only
7329-20 4 ea     Small Blades 2" deep
7329-30 4 ea      Medium Blades 3" deep
7329-40 4 ea     Large Blade 4" deep
7329-50 1 ea     Super-Slide lnstrument Case

7329-00    Super-Slide ll™ Self-Retaining Retractor, Basic Set


Stainless Steel construction Consists of the following items:
7329-10 1 ea   Retractor Frame Only
7329-20 4 ea     Small Blades 2" deep
7329-30 4 ea      Medium Blades 3" deep
7329-40 4 ea     Large Blade 4" deep
7329-47 4 ea     Supplementary Blade 43/4"
7329-60 2 ea     Unilateral Blade Heads
7329-62 2 ea     Unilateral T-Blades 21/2'" deep
7329-68 2 ea     Unilateral Blade Holding Posts
Used for storing unilateral blades in
instrument case- not shown.
7329-50 1 ea     Super-Slide lnstument Case

0ptional items:


7329-60 Unilateral Blade Holder
7329-62 Unilateral (Hemi)T-Blade Only     21/2" deep
7329-64 Unilateral Head and T-Blade (7329-60 &-62)
7329-68 Unilateral Blade Holding Post (not illustrated)
7329-50 Super-Slide™lnstrument Case
7329-70 Replacement Arm Screw

Super-Slide 0ptional Half Size Blades:


7329 -15 Short Blade 11/4" deep
7329 - 25 Small, Plus Half Size 21/2" deep
7329-35 Medium, Plus Half Size, 31/2" deep
Surgicol Technique for
SUPER_SLIDE ll™ LAMINECTOMY RETRACTOR SYSTEM
1. The blades to be used are chosen according to the patient requirement. After a standard mid-line incision is made the blades are placed into the wound until the retractor frame is introduced. A four blade set-up is common but blade configuration can vary with more or fewer blades to gain the desired surgical exposure. The blade arms will hold at least four blades each side.

2. The fully closed retractor arms are then placed between the blade heads so that as the retractor is cranked open the blades become engaged. The retractor is opened further until the desired position is attained. The blades will self-engage then self-lock, however, the special blade lock design of the Super-Slide II Retractor allows the blades to be unlocked, disengaged and repositioned at any time during surgery. To disengage the arm lock press and slide it downward until it stops. (Fig. 5)

Warning: It is recommended that the retractor be released occasionally and the wound irrigated to reduce any possible trauma to the retracted tissue. This is especially important during long surgeries.

3. To obtain a unilateral exposure use the unilateral (Hemi) T-blade contained in the Super-Slide Extended Set (Fig. 5-6). The surgeon determines the depth needed to
attain firm purchase on the spinous process. The unilateral (Hemi) T-blade is attached to the blade head then attached to the retractor arm. The blade lock allows the unilateral T-blade to slide up or down as needed. (Fig. 5)

The Extended Set also includes four extra-deep blades (4-3/4") for deeper surgical sites.

4. To close the retractor press the retraction lock located near the crankhandle. The retraction lock must be held down while closing the arms. (Fig. 3)

If the retraction lock does not release under normal thumb pressure, open the retractor slightly using the crank handle while pressing the retractor lock. The lock then will release freely.

5. To remove the retractor disengage the arm locks, close and then remove the retractor frame. Then remove the blades individually.

The retractor may be temporarily removed with the blades attached, especially when x-rays are required. It may then be easily re-inserted into the wound, with the blades still engaged, and opened to the same exact previous position.