Endoscopic apparatus with a laser light conductor
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Arthroscopic surgical instrument
Surgical abrading instrument
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ApplicationNo. 646948 filed on 01/28/1991
US Classes:600/183, Tissue division viewing (e.g., carpal tunnel, plantal fasciotomy)604/22, With means for cutting, scarifying, or vibrating (e.g., ultrasonic, etc.) tissue606/13, Applicators606/14, Placed in body606/15, With optical fiber606/16, With optical fiber606/17With beam shaping or redirecting (e.g., lens)
ExaminersPrimary: Green, Randall L.
Assistant: Zuttarelli, P.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
Foreign Patent References
International ClassA61B 001/00
AbstractThis invention relates to a surgical instrument. Specifically, a surgical instrument is disclosed which dispenses incising, transecting, or tissue treating energy to a body site or part undergoing an operation or treatment where energy is discharged from a conduit to effect the treatment. The disclosed instrument is inserted to an operative site that effectively rules out proximal manipulation of the instrument. Therefore, proximal insertion with subsequent distal manipulation excluding proximal side-to-side or up and down manipulation is disclosed. The disclosure further includes a deployable shield and is ideal for operative engagement to surgical sites on the body such as the carpal tunnel, tarsal tunnel, the wrist, temporomandibular joint, or scar tissue capsules forming around implants of the breast.
Field of SearchAngioplasty
Placed in body
With optical fiber
With optical fiber
With beam shaping or redirecting (e.g., lens)
Cutter carried on elongated probe-like member
Recriprocating or oscillating cutter
Material introduced into and removed from body through passage in body inserted means
With means for cutting, scarifying, or vibrating (e.g., ultrasonic, etc.) tissue