04226228 is referenced by 245 patents and cites 12 patents.

A surgical implement is disclosed for performing in combination a retracting and illuminating function within body cavities formed during surgery. The retraction function is performed by a blade, which can be segmented for flexible bending, mounted generally at right angles to a support shaft manipulatable by a handle. Miniature lamps present in the blade and powered by small batteries located in the handle perform the illumination function within the body cavity around which the retraction function is simultaneously performed.

Title
Multiple joint retractor with light
Application Number
5/957008
Publication Number
4226228
Application Date
November 2, 1978
Publication Date
October 7, 1980
Inventor
Jung H Shin
195 Haggerty Ave., Phillipsburg, 08865
NJ, US
Hee J Shin
195 Haggerty Ave., Phillipsburg, 08865
NJ, US
Agent
Harvey B Jacobson
Clarence A O Brien
IPC
A61B 1/06
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