Beckaman-Adson Laminectomy Retractor is used in neurosurgical procedures of the spinal cord. Specifically this retractor can be used in laminectomy procedures in which the lamina of the vertebrate is removed. This retractor can be used to push aside the muscle and soft tissue layers that lie directly above the spinal cord. The ring handles and ratcheting mechanism make it easy to operate manually and to lock into the appropriate width. Additionally this retractor has sharp prongs and hinged arms to keep a firm grip on the tissue it is retracting.