Retractors are essential surgical instruments used to hold back tissues and organs during various medical procedures, providing surgeons with better visibility and access to the surgical site. These specialized devices come in a variety of shapes and sizes, each designed for specific surgical applications. Handheld retractors feature blades or prongs that gently hold tissues aside, while self-retaining retractors can be adjusted and locked into place, allowing the surgical team to focus on other tasks. Retractors play a crucial role in a wide range of surgeries, such as abdominal, orthopedic, and neurological procedures, enabling precise and controlled tissue manipulation. Their versatility and effectiveness contribute to improved surgical outcomes and better patient care.