The line — which includes CLEAR-TRAC SP (surgical pocket), CLEAR-TRAC V (vaginal) and new CLEAR-TRAC B (breast) — is the first on the market to offer a built-in, single-use light source.

The result is a cost-effective, all-in-one and entirely disposable device that delivers enhanced functionality for physicians and surgeons during procedures that require illumination. CLEAR-TRAC products are now available for purchase.

Optimal visualization, retraction and hemostasis during any surgical procedure are critical to reducing complications and infections. Retractors are used to separate the edges of an incision and hold back underlying organs and tissues, allowing clinicians to see and access the procedure area.

"CLEAR-TRAC demonstrates OBP Medical’s commitment to reengineering frequently used office and hospital medical devices in order to enhance efficiency, utility and the operator experience," said Douglas McConnell, M.D., F.A.C.S., medical director at OBP Medical and former director of Cardiac Surgery at Shasta Regional Medical Center.

With CLEAR-TRAC, no assembly or additional parts are required, and everything (including the light) is thrown away after a single procedure, thereby eliminating the risk of cross-contamination from the often poorly cleaned and structurally complex reusable components in other lighted retractors.

The CLEAR-TRAC family of retractors includes: CLEAR-TRAC SP, a single-use surgical pocket retractor designed for procedures requiring illumination and exposure during surgical dissection; CLEAR-TRAC V, a single-use vaginal retractor perfect for vaginal laceration repair and other operative gynecological procedures; and CLEAR-TRAC B, a single-use breast retractor ideal for breast augmentation, reconstruction, and mastectomy and lumpectomy procedures.

CLEAR-TRAC SP and CLEAR-TRAC B are made from a revolutionary fiber-reinforced polyaryamide material that provides exceptional strength and rigidity;

CLEAR-TRAC B has an angled tip with blunt teeth for improved tissue grip;

All CLEAR-TRAC devices offer comfortable, ergonomic design that improves balance and maneuverability, boast built-in, ultra-bright, single-use LED light sources that do not get hot, and are available for a fraction of the cost of other illuminated retractor systems.