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Positionable tissue interfacing device for the management of percutaneous conduits Patent #: 4676782
ApplicationNo. 139505 filed on 12/30/1987
US Classes:606/108, Means for inserting or removing conduit within body604/175, Implanted connecting means606/167Cutting, puncturing or piercing
ExaminersPrimary: Thaler, Michael H.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
Foreign Patent References
International ClassA61B 017/32
AbstractA surgical cutter device for producing a skin incision of controlled length and depth at a guidewire skin puncture location is described. The cutter is particularly useful for making incisions for the insertion of catheters. In addition, there is described a device which takes full advantage of such precisely formed skin incisions, comprising a subcutaneous cuff for sealing the entrance incision for a catheter and providing antimicrobial action at the sealed entrance, and an introducer for inserting the cuff subcutaneously along the associated catheter. A preferred method for using the cutter, cuff and introducer is also described.