The Hegenberger Retractor solves a problem all suturing clinicians are familiar with. Lack of visibility and uncomfortable positioning is challenging for both the mother and the clinician. Malene Hegenberger was tired of using her hands to hold back the vaginal wall, handling women’s delicate, damaged and bleeding tissue while she struggled to see what she was doing.
She set about the challenge of creating a solution. Four years and 88 prototypes later Malene is the first midwife for nearly 200 years to bring an obstetric device to market. She became only the second midwife in history to develop an obstetric device – the first being Marie Boivin who died 181 years ago in 1841.Read Malene’s remarkable story
The Hegenberger Retractor enables an optimal overview of tears, improved working conditions for hardworking clinicians and optimal patient experience and outcome.
Reduces risk of misdiagnosis
Easy for you to use
Reduces musculoskeletal stress
Enables autonomous practice
Reduces the risk of postnatal complications to ease anxiety
More comfortable and dignified experience for mothers
More confidence in a comfortable and relaxed clinician
More dedicated patient care to feel relaxed and confident
The Hegenberger Retractor has been chosen as one of 46 finalists in the Index award 2021, from among 2001 candidates.
The Hegenberger Retractor is described in CNN as an innovative design that is tackling taboo health issues for women.
The Hegenberger Retractor is the winner of the Danish Design Award 2020.
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There is a risk that you stitch muscle to skin, rather than muscle to muscle, which can cause pain during sex. Using the Hegenberger Retractor makes these complications far less likely.
Join our founder, Malene Hegenberger, as she introduces the Hegenberger Retractor and demonstrates how it works in free online training sessions every month.
Over 700 clinicians have already completed the training to become certified users – and this number is growing every week.Book today
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