The Retractor

Introducing the revolutionary
Hegenberger Retractor

Suturing is often challenging for the clinician and painful for the patient.

Over her 20-year career, midwife Malene Hegenberger saw various suturing methods with one thing in common: the procedure from diagnosis to suturing was often challenging for the clinician, resulting in an unnecessarily long and painful experience for the patient.

She wondered if there was an instrument that could hold the vagina open throughout. A tool that could:

  • Optimise opportunity for diagnosis
  • Reduce pain for the patient
  • Eliminate the need for an extra pair of hands, freeing staff up to help elsewhere
  • Helps to reduce procedure time

In 2015, curiosity finally drove Malene to develop an instrument that could do all of that.

Four years, 88 prototypes and many rounds of testing later, Malene’s determination paid off, and the Hegenberger Retractor was born.

A truly revolutionary tool for postnatal suturing and teaching suturing:

  • Made from smooth plastic instead of metal for comfort and ease of use
  • Works by insertion into the patient’s vagina and expands the area to give you a clear visual of the tears
  • Stays expanded throughout the procedure to keep the patient comfortable and clinicians in control
  • The first innovation in this field of obstetric practice by a midwife for over 150 years
  • Transforming the suturing procedure and improving the experiences of millions of women worldwide

Our Purpose

Empowering you with revolutionary devices and services that enhance your working conditions and improve experiences for your patients.

Our Vision

Our vision is to ensure every new mother has access to expert advice and receives the optimal postnatal suturing to protect her short- and long-term functional needs.

We are committed to providing devices and strengthening education to enhance clinical skills to achieve this.

Our Values

Our values that shape and define the character of our business are:

We find a way

We do better every day

We’re in it together

We work to win

We’re passionate

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