AtRactor Atraumatic Retraction System

The median access for cardiothoracic surgery

The Aesculap AtRactor Retraction System is a modularsternum retraction system for all open median sternotomy – applicable for surgeries with and without heart-lung-machine.


  • V-shaped retractor shanks
  • One for all retractor
  • Interchangeable blades – curved or straight
  • Seven different hooks for heart valve surgery
  • Possibility of fixation of OPCAB accessories
  • Suture Holder Inserts


In addition to the AtRactor Retraction System Aesculap offers a multiplicity of other sternum retractors for adults and children – in stainless steel or aluminum. Lateral retractors can be found under the chapter minimally invasive heart valve surgery and rib retractors.