The langenbeck retractor is a surgical instrument. The film illustrates how the cheek is being pulled to one side with the Langenbeck retractor during a wisdom tooth (third molar) extraction.
It is important that these instruments, like all surgical instruments, are only used after being sterilized. Here is a picture of a surgical container. The surgical instruments are neatly placed next to one another.
This is the ideal method of storage prior to sterilization. Prior to surgery, the container is opened and the surgical instruments are removed by the doctor after he/she has worn sterile gloves. This way, the sterility chain remains intact.
he use of surgical containers is standard in hospitals and in private practice. If the patient is scheduled for a bone restructuring surgery or any other kind of surgery, he/she should be especially aware of hygiene. Persistent wound and bone infections are possible consequences of unhygienic practices.Langenbeck Retractor