Thompson focuses on providing Uncompromised Exposure by creating the best retractor systems in the world

Markets Served:


Hip / Total Joint


Gen / Vasc
About Thompson
  • Founded in 1965, the Thompson Retractor was the first table mounted retractor system 
  • Thompson is an employee-owned company 
  • Products are made at Thompson’s facility located in northern Michigan 
  • Thompson believes in giving back through donations to local and national organizations, as well as through retractor donations to surgeons working in developing countries
Manufacturing Capabilities:

CNC Machining » Lathe Machining » Manual Machining » 3D Printing » Laser Marking » Soldering » Welding » Sheet Metal Bending » Buffing, Grinding, Blasting » Metal Forming » Dies » Passivating » Assembly and Inspection


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Key Technologies / Patents:

S-Lock® Technology

Allows user to naturally align blades with tissue in the swivel position, or precisely place blades in locked position.

Quick Angle Handles

Quickly, precisely angle blades in or out 45º with fingers or T-Handle to maintain a low profile operating field and improve exposure.

Cam III Joints

Recently upgraded to include glare-free matte finish, comfort shape, and more uniform, consistent locking pressure.

Two Partnership Models: OEM Supplier / Contract Manufacturer 


Centinel Spine 

Lateral Retractor System 



OLIF25 Retractor System 

OLIF51 Retractor System 

ALIF Ring Retractor System 


Zimmer Biomet 

ARAS MIS Tube Retractor 

ISO 13485:2016 Certified   »   Products are Class I USA / Canada   »   CE Mark 

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