Overview

Maximised exposure with maximum protection

Wound protectors are an operating room essential, used to retract an incision site, increase exposure to the body and, more importantly, help protect against wound contamination.1–3 The SurgiSleeve™ wound protector is your surgical essential, ideal for colorectal, thoracic, cardiac, obstetric and gynaecological procedures.4

The SurgiSleeve™ wound protector is a one-piece design, consisting of a sheath film with a ring on both ends. The SurgiSleeve™ wound protector features:

  • A blue proximal ring – adjusts to variable thicknesses of the abdominal wall and is easy to roll down
  • A flexible grey distal ring – for easy insertion and removal through the incision
  • A retraction ring – to provide greater retraction (up to 17% more)5,6 and visibility than standard wound protectors, and a stable platform for access to the body1*
  • Finger cutouts – for easy insertion and removal of the retraction ring

Using the SurgiSleeve™ wound protector, you get the maximum field of vision with added protection and strength, so you can focus more on your patient without having to worry about the performance of your protector.

Superior performance

Compared with the Alexis™ O wound protector, the SurgiSleeve™ wound protector offers multiple benefits:

  • Equivalent or greater wound exposure with a retraction ring*6,7
  • Three times stronger material7
  • As fast or faster to use – including the retraction ring*7
  • Easier to roll down because of the flexible proximal ring
  • Easier to use – the large and extra-large retraction rings* are fast to place and remove7
  • Standardised – five stock-keeping units (SKU) versus 15 SKUs for the Alexis™ O wound protector
  • Save 25–30% in costs when switching from the Alexis™ O wound protector9

The SurgiSleeve™ wound protector is available in a variety of sizes, from extra small to extra large, to accommodate incision sizes of 2–17 cm.

Order Information

Order Information
Order Code Description Unit of Measure Quantity
WPXSM24 Wound Protector Extra Small Incision Size 2 - 4 cm Box 5
WPSM256 Wound Protector Small Incision Size 2.5 - 6 cm Box 5
WPMD509 Wound Protector Medium Incision Size 5-9 cm Box 5
WPLGR914 Wound Protector Large Incision Size 9 - 14 cm with Retraction Ring Box 5
WPXLGR1117* Wound Protector Extra Large Incision Size 11 - 17 cm with Retraction Ring* Box 5

Wound Protectors

Maximised exposure with optimised protection  

Wound protectors help reduce surgical site infections. They can be used to retract an incision site to increase exposure to the body during surgery without the need for additional mechanical retractors and cloths.10 

With our portfolio of SurgiSleeve™ wound protectors, you get the maximum field of vision with added protection and strength, allowing you to focus on your patient without worrying about the performance of your protector.

  • * The retraction ring is a separate piece, which is available on the large and extra-large sizes only 

  • † Third-party brands are trademarks of their respective owners. All other brands are trademarks of a Medtronic company

  • 1. Edwards JP, Ho AL, Tee MC, et al. Wound protectors reduce surgical site infection: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Ann Surg. 2012;256:53–59.

  • 2. Horiuchi T, Tanishima H, Tamagawa K et al. A wound protector shields incision sites from bacterial invasion. Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2010;11:501–503.

  • 3. Lee P, Waxman K, Taylor B, Yim S. Use of wound-protection system and postoperative wound-infection rates in open appendectomy. Arch Surg. 2009;144:872–875.

  • 4. SurgiSleeve™ Wound Protector. Instructions for Use.

  • 5. Internal report #2151-021, SurgiSleeve™ large wound protector with retraction ring equivalence testing, October 30, 2014.

  • 6. Internal report #2151-023, SurgiSleeve™ extra large wound protector with retraction ring equivalence testing, November 4, 2014.

  • 7. Voice-of-the-customer survey of 29 general and OB/GYN surgeons of SurgiSleeve™ wound protector and Alexis™† O large and extra large conducted during a product demonstration event, October 28-29, 2014, in San Francisco, CA.

  • 8. Internal report #2151-002. Comparison of mean film material strengths between SurgiSleeve™ wound protector and Alexis™† wound protector, as part of a puncture resistance material evaluation conducted on February 9, 2012.

  • 9. IMS Health data, 2014. 

  • 10. Global Guidelines for the Prevention of Surgical Site Infection. Geneva: World Health Organization; 2016. Appendix 18, Summary of the systematic review on wound protector devices. Available at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK401154/ Accessed 28 July 2018.