Project Description

traxi Panniculus Retractor


traxi Panniculus Retractor is a retraction device used for predictable, reliable retraction of the panniculus during surgical procedures. traxi retracts and holds the panniculus for the duration of the operation, freeing the surgeon’s hands and those of the staff to better care for the patient.

traxi Panniculus Retractor quickly and easily retracts the panniculus

Without traxi

Difficult to locate or access surgical site
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With traxi

Fully exposed surgical site

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With traxi

Fully exposed surgical site
traxi Panniculus Retractor

Without traxi

Difficult to locate or access surgical site

Patient Benefits

  • Freedom of Movement

  • Breastfeed Whilst Wearing traxi

  • Ability to Wear Postoperatively

Potential Patient Benefits

  • Increased Satisfaction

  • Increased Comfort

  • Increased Dignity

  • Skin to Skin

Clinician Benefits

  • Improved Incision Site Visualization

  • Eliminate Surgical Tape & Towel Clamps

  • Eliminate Manual Holding

Potential Clinician Benefits

  • Decreased Time in Surgery

  • Decreased Risk of Staff Injury

  • Easily Assess Incision Site Postoperatively

  • Fewer Staff Involved

Patient Dignity

Whether they are coming in for a C-section on their special day or another abdominal procedure, help make their day a little more special. Traxi is less humiliating than tape or straps and with reduced prep time and clinician involvement, your high BMI patients will think this is a normal part of any procedure. Application and removal are both quick and easy and will not damage your patient’s skin.

The Perfect Solution!

“The Traxi Panniculus Retractor is as perfect a solution to the pannus problem as I have ever tried. This product is a winner . . . a big-time winner.”

– James Greenberg, MD

Chief, Division of Gynecology

traxi FAQ’s

Depending on what you currently use to retract the panniculus, it is likely not sterile. However, traxi is supplied sterile and can be applied aseptically. If you want to prep the patient before applying the device to ensure a sterile field, traxi can be applied once the prep is completely dry. Tape, straps, clips, etc. are typically not sterile and traxi can also be used in the same exact way as these. Applied to the patient and then prepped over the top.
Step by step instruction for proper application can be found HERE. If you need further assistance please contact Customer Service at 1.888.268.6222.
According to the package insert, traxi can remain on a patient for up to 24 hours. However, if you plan to leave the device in place after a procedure, it is important you clean the patient’s skin according to your hospital protocol.
*If you prepped before applying traxi, it may be necessary to remove the device to ensure the betadine or sterilizing agent does not remain in contact with the patient’s skin for extended durations.
Yes. There is no reason you could not use both an internal and external retractor. However, we feel the retraction a correctly applied traxi provides will clearly expose the surgical site and may eliminate the need for indwelling retractors.

traxi Videos

traxi panniculus retractor 3-person non sterile application

traxi Panniculus Retractor 2-Person Applicaton

traxi Panniculus Retractor Extender Application

Removing traxi Panniculus Retractor

Ordering Information


Part Number Description Quantity
PRS-0530 traxi Panniculus Retractor 5/box
PRS-1030 traxi Panniculus Retractor 10/box
PRS-0550 traxi Panniculus Retractor-Extender 5/box
PRS-1050 traxi Panniculus Retractor- Extender 10/box