Draffins bipod and Maguran's plate

This instrument is used to hold mouth gags in position during oral cavity surgeries. It has two components:

  • Horizontal slotted rod which is known as Maguran's plate. The lower end of bipod slides into these holes.
  • Two vertical rod with rings. They are known as Draffin pods. These rings can be slid over tongue blade and the lower end can be anchored by passing it over one of the holes in the Maguran's plate. This plate is usually placed under the neck of the patient.