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Exfoliation unit with vacuum means
An exfoliation includes a unit handle which is hollow and has a handle proximal end and a handle distal end, and has an air receiving port in the handle distal...
Device for treating shoulder dystocia
A surgical device for treating shoulder dystocia having a first arm having a proximal portion, a distal portion and a first curved surface, a second arm having...
Shield lockout for bladed obturator and trocars
A shielded bladed obturator is provided with a shield lockout that prevents retraction of a shield to expose a blade for cutting. The shield lockout in one...
Tunneling tool for deliberate placement of an ILR
A tunneling tool for implanting a medical device into body tissue is described. The tunneling tool comprises a first leg and a second leg. An intermediate...
Pre-curved electrode array insertion tools
Exemplary insertion tools for facilitating insertion of an electrode array into a bodily orifice include a stylet assembly having a stylet configured to be...
Apparatus and method for selectively arrestable manuary access to
sufflated body cavity
There is provided an apparatus (10) and method for establishing and maintaining in selectively arrestable manner manuary access to a sufflated body cavity of a...
Method and apparatus for accessing the interior of a hip joint, including
the provision and use of a novel...
An inflow access cannula system for allowing an instrument to access a surgical site, the system including an inflow access cannula including distal and...
Rotational thrombectomy wire
A rotatable thrombectomy wire for breaking up thrombus or other obstructive material comprising an inner core composed of a flexible material and an outer wire...
Ultrasonic transducer system
A transducer stack (10) includes rings (16) of piezo-electric ceramic alternating with metal electrodes (18) along a threaded central shaft (32) extending from...
An endoscopic surgical instrument for removing tissue or bone, the instrument comprising (1) a generally tubular component (2) a cutting device which is housed...
Laparoscopic device with compound angulation
Methods and devices are provided for performing minimally invasive surgical procedures. In one embodiment, a surgical device is provided that includes an...
Patient-specific convertible guides
A method of intraoperatively selecting between a partial knee arthroplasty and total knee arthroplasty includes mounting a patient-specific three-dimensional...
Systems and methods for guiding anchors for facet fixation
Apparatus and methods for spinal surgery include a retractor with an elongated body extending along a longitudinal axis between a distal end and an opposite...
Surgical tool for implantation of a device with a convex element
A surgical tool lifts an overlying layer of skin away from underlying bone to prepare the bone to accommodate a convex element of an implantable device. The...
Apparatus and methods for removing vertebral bone and disc tissue
Tissue removal probes comprise an elongated member, a drive shaft rotatably disposed within the member, and a rotatably tissue removal element mounted to the...
Quadriceps tendon stripper
A cutting implement includes a V-shaped blade portion that defines an aperture through which a quadriceps tendon may pass as a doctor harvests the tendon...
Formulations of organic compounds
The present invention relates to solid pharmaceutical compositions comprising the phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase inhibitor compound ...
Cross-sectional modification during deployment of an elongate lung volume
Elongate implant structures can be introduced into an airway system to a target airway axial region, often to apply lateral bending and/or compression forces...
An embolic coil configured in such a manner that the risk that a stretch preventing wire breaks is very small even if the embolic coil is wound to a diameter...
Ligating band dispenser with transverse ridge profile
An improved distal end for a ligating band dispenser having a transverse groove or ridge profile that promotes rolling of the bands. In one embodiment, the...
Handling of fasteners within a surgical instrument
Surgical instruments and their methods of use are disclosed. In some embodiments, the surgical instrument may include a handle and an elongated shaft assembly...
Surgical incision and closure apparatus
An apparatus for closing a surgical incision comprises left and right base panels, a plurality of closure components, and a plurality of left and right axial...
Powered surgical stapling device
A medical instrument having a tool assembly attachable to a distal end of the medical instrument is disclosed. The tool assembly includes a pair of opposing...
Surgical instrument with discrete articulation
An exemplary surgical apparatus may include an end effector; a shaft extending proximally from the end effector, the shaft including an articulation region; and...
Tissue anchor with insertion device
In one embodiment, a medical device includes an elongate member and a tissue anchor. The elongate member defines a lumen. The elongate member has a retention...
Adjustable compression staple and method for stapling with adjustable
A method for applying and maintaining compression with a staple includes piercing a material with deformable ends of staple legs. The legs enter the material...
Packaged antimicrobial medical device having improved shelf life and
method of preparing same
A method of making a packaged antimicrobial suture having improved shelf life. The method comprising the steps of providing an inner package having a source of...
Apparatus and method for minimally invasive suturing
An apparatus and method for minimally invasive suturing is disclosed. A suturing device for minimally invasive suturing includes proximal section having a...
Jawed receiver for needle cartridge
A surgical suturing device comprises a cartridge having a needle and suture. An elongate shaft has a proximal end and a distal end. An actuator is connected to...
Systems, devices, and methods for extruding a suture core
Systems, devices, and methods for cutting a filament or suture having an extrudable inner core member are provided. In one exemplary embodiment, a device...
Colored suture construction
A colored suture includes an elongate woven braid of filaments including one or more ends made of an ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE). The...
Hand access laparoscopic device
The application relates to a hand access laparoscopy device having a gelcap, a retainer, a sleeve and a retention ring. The gelcap includes gel that is bonded...
Expanding seal anchor for single incision surgery
The present disclosure relates to a surgical anchoring apparatus for use during a minimally invasive surgical procedure. The surgical anchoring apparatus...
Heart occlusion devices
This disclosure is directed to an aperture occlusion device and a method for occluding an aperture, including a perimembranous ventricular septal defect. The...
Handle assembly for a left atrial appendage occlusion device
The disclosure pertains to a handle assembly for a left atrial appendage occlusion device delivery system and methods of use therefor. The handle assembly...
Endoscopic hemostasis closure device and delivery system
A device for inserting a medical apparatus into a living body includes a handle and an elongated sheath extending from the handle to a distal end configured for...
Devices and methods for treating fistulae and other bodily openings and
Some aspects of the present invention are directed to unique products and methods for treating fistulae and other passageways and openings in the body. In some...
A medical manipulator includes a surgical tool that has an end effector at a distal end and a drive unit that is detachable from a handle of the surgical tool....
Relating to systems for laparoscopic surgery
A surgical system for use in removing smoke created in surgical procedures from within an insufflated surgical cavity can comprise a discharge assembly having...
Tissue biopsy device with selectively rotatable linked thumbwheel and
tissue sample holder
A biopsy system comprising a probe and a holster. The probe comprises a rotatable needle portion a rotatable thumbwheel coupled with the needle portion and a...
Ultrasound and system for forming an ultrasound image
An ultrasound system and a method of forming an ultrasound image by selectively extracting ultrasound data necessary for forming the ultrasound image from...
Apparatus and method for generating ultrasonic image
An apparatus for generating a 3D ultrasonic color image of a fetus based on skin color of a mother includes a sample image acquisition unit acquiring a sample...
Ultrasonic transducer, ultrasonic probe, diagnostic device, and electronic
An ultrasonic transducer includes "m" first ultrasonic elements including first diaphragms, and "n" second ultrasonic elements including second diaphragms. "m"...
Reciprocating ultrasound device
A device for internal ultrasound procedures includes a motor which rotates a drive shaft and an ultrasound transducer. A gearing assembly provides reciprocating...
Apparatus and methods for low-cost intravascular ultrasound imaging and
for crossing severe vascular occlusions
An intravascular ultrasound catheter system is provided and enables a simplified, economical technique for ultrasound visualization of a blood vessel. The...
Patient-probe-operator tracking method and apparatus for ultrasound
The embodiments of the tracking device for the ultrasound imaging diagnostic apparatus include a predetermined combination of an ultrasound probe, an operator...
Method and apparatus for obtaining tissue Doppler images
A method of obtaining a Doppler image of tissue which is captured using an ultrasonic wave. The method includes: transmitting an ultrasonic signal to a target...
Ultrasound system and method for detecting vector information using
An ultrasound system and a method of detecting vector information with transmission delays are disclosed. In one embodiment, the ultrasound system includes: an...
Control for optically aligning an X-ray tube and X-ray detector
An X-ray imaging system includes an X-ray tube (6), a ceiling suspension (2) for the X-ray tube, a detector trolley (12) with an X-ray detector (10) mounted...
Hybrid method based on simulation and experimental data to normalize pet
A medical system (28) for normalization correction of an imaging system (10) includes a detector geometry correction unit (44), a crystal efficiency unit (46),...