Bailey Rib Approximator

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What is Bailey Rib Approximator?  Also known as bailey rib contractor is a ratcheted bar with two inward facing, rounded claws having sharp teeth. The ratchet bar ensures unidirectional motion i.e. opposes unwanted motion in opposite direction. Surgical procedure: Bailey rib approximator is used in thoracotomy procedures. Thoracotomy (thoraco: thorax,