Rotatable surgical instrument Patent #: 3945375
ApplicationNo. 05/810495 filed on 06/27/1977
US Classes:606/170, Cutter carried on elongated probe-like member600/565, Applying suction to sample604/22With means for cutting, scarifying, or vibrating (e.g., ultrasonic, etc.) tissue
ExaminersPrimary: Michell, Robert W.
Assistant: Thaler, Michael H.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassA61F 9/007 (20060101)
AbstractA cutter body for a surgical instrument having at least one blade surface thereon which rotates relative to a fixed blade surface. The cutter body and the rotatable blade are shaped to minimize the stress and wear of the rotatable cutter blade.