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Multi valve anti-reflux prosthesis
A prosthesis and a method of controlling flow through a bodily lumen are provided. The prosthesis includes a body having a proximal portion, a distal portion...
A vessel filter having a first region and a second region, the filter movable between a collapsed position for delivery to the vessel and an expanded position...
Reversible stiffening of light weight mesh
An implant and a process for preparing such an implant are disclosed. The implant includes a mesh including a biodegradable polymeric coating having glass...
Method of applying adhesion barriers
A process for applying an adhesion barrier material to the tissue in a surgical site includes steaming the adhesion barrier material, preferably in a warm...
Medical devices and implant assemblies for implant capture
This invention generally relates to devices and methods that allow an operator to position an implant into the body of a patient without the need for...
Biodegradable stents and methods for treating periodontal disease
The disclosure describes biodegradable stents and methods for selectively guided tissue regeneration in treating a periodontal defect adjacent to a root of a...
Occlusal wear evaluation apparatus and occlusal wear evaluation method
An occlusal wear evaluation apparatus capable of quantitatively evaluating an occlusal wear of a used denture reads three dimensional data of the denture before...
Gum detection in a dental hygiene detection apparatus by stream probe
A detection apparatus (400, 1100) detects the presence of a substance (116) on a surface (31, 33) based on measurement of a signal of obstructing the passage of...
Mouthpiece for brushing teeth
The mouthpiece includes a mouthpiece body (10) having portions (12, 14) configured to receive the user's upper and lower sets of teeth when it is inserted into...
Driver for dental implements
Embodiments shown and described include drivers (11, 50) for power-driving an otherwise manual dental implement (12, 33, 46, 48, 38, 44) of the type including...
Method of producing a brush for the personal care field
The wire of the interdental treatment part is inserted into a shaft opening of the injection molding tool, preferably into a strip of the injecting molding tool...
Dental post and method for its fabrication
A dental post consisting of fiber-reinforced material with substantially uniformly directed fibers and mountable in a tooth root canal for fixing a dental...
Fluted osteotome and surgical method for use
A surgical method and tool for expanding an initial osteotomy (42) to receive a dental implant (44). An osteotome (22) having a tapered working end (28) is...
The disclosure relates to an expandable dental implant assembly for supporting a prosthesis, with a shaft member, configured to engage the central bore and...
Procedure and device for enabling a dental element to be applied to a
A process of applying at least one dental element to a patient's arch employs a device having a support tray shaped to fit to at least a portion of a patient's...
AGP night guard--for a bruxism patient with or without a severe
A special night guard, named as "AGP night guard", comprising a "special retention piece and AGP (Anterior Guidance Package), is provided. The "AGP night guard...
Concentricity-optimized tool clamping system for dental angled handpieces
and dental turbines
A clamping device for a dental tool in a dental turbine handpiece having at least one clamping lever. The clamping lever permits a tool shank to be clamped. The...
Illuminated microsurgical instrument including optical fiber with beveled
An illuminated microsurgical instrument includes a microsurgical instrument having a distal tip and an optical fiber for delivering a beam of light to a...
Fiducial marker design and detection for locating surgical instrument in
The present disclosure relates to systems, methods, and tools for tool tracking using image-derived data from one or more tool-located reference features. A...
Software tools platform for medical environments
Various embodiments provide a medical software tools platform that utilizes a surgical display to provide access to medical software tools, such as...
Medical or dental instrument with a temperature-measuring device
Medical or dental instruments, preferably handpieces, can have different temperature-measuring devices for measuring the temperature in the instrument or of at...
Tissue expanders, implants, and methods of use
Tissue expanders and methods of use. In some embodiments the tissue expanders are adapted to reduce wear on one or more components.
Robotic surgery system including position sensors using fiber Bragg
A surgical instrument is provided, including: at least one articulatable arm having a distal end, a proximal end, and at least one joint region disposed between...
Endoscope robot having joint structure with high curvature
An endoscope robot inserted into a duct to perform a predetermined work includes a flexible first tube body, a joint structure coupled to an end of the first...
Automated system and method for harvesting or implanting follicular units
Automated systems and methods for operating a procedure tool to perform a procedure (for example, hair transplantation) on a body are provided. One or more...
Sterile surgical tray
A sterile surgical tray includes structure for receiving a plurality of surgical instruments. The sterile surgical tray also may include electrical input and...
Combination diffused and focused fiber optic for diagnosis and treatment
of diseased cells
A method of treating diseased cells including the steps of instilling an optical imaging agent to a tissue of a patient, accessing the tissue with a device...
Reconfigurable handheld laser treatment systems and methods
In one embodiment, a handheld laser treatment apparatus comprises: a handset including a treatment chamber, the treatment chamber having an open treatment...
Apparatus, system and method for performing an electrosurgical procedure
An apparatus for performing a microwave ablation procedure is provided. The apparatus includes a catheter including an open proximal end and a closed distal end...
Microwave ablation generator control system
A microwave energy delivery and measurement system, including a microwave energy source configured to delivery microwave energy to a microwave energy delivery...
Electrosurgical devices with directional radiation pattern
A device for directing energy to a target volume of tissue includes an antenna assembly and an elongated body member. The elongated body member includes a...
Ablation catheter electrode having multiple thermal sensors and method of
The invention relates to electrodes used in ablation catheter devices, where the electrodes contain two or more thermal sensors at different positions within...
Enhanced medical device for use in bodily cavities, for example an atrium
Systems, methods, and devices allow intravascular or percutaneous mapping, orientation or ablation, or combinations thereof in bodily cavities or lumens. A...
Method and device for treatment of hypertension and other maladies
Systems and methods for treating hypertension and other maladies are implemented using an implant device that is configured with one or more coils of ribbon...
Methods and devices to treat nasal airways
Methods and devices for treating nasal airways are provided. Such devices and methods may improve airflow through an internal and/or external nasal valve, and...
Tissue cutting cap
A tissue cutting cap and a method of delivering energy to a tissue are provided. The tissue cutting cap includes a body having a proximal portion, a distal...
An electrosurgical instrument includes an elongated housing having proximal and distal ends. The proximal end is configured to couple to a source of...
Drug-delivery device for use with ablation device
A drug-delivery device includes a body configured for attachment to a handle of an ablation device, a shaft portion defining a passageway therein, and a...
Thread-like knife for tissue cutting
An end effector assembly for use with an electrosurgical instrument is provided. The end effector assembly includes a pair of opposing jaw members configured to...
Electrosurgical devices with phase change materials
Electrosurgical devices are disclosed herein in which one or more electrodes are separated from adjacent portions of the device by a phase change material. The...
In various embodiments, a surgical instrument is disclosed. In one embodiment, the surgical instrument comprises a handle, a shaft assembly extending distally...
Electric stapler device
An end effector assembly adapted to couple to an electrosurgical instrument, the end effector assembly including a plurality of spaced apart small seal plates...
Spindle assembly with mechanical fuse for surgical instruments
A spindle assembly of a surgical instrument is provided which includes a body and a cutter pin. The body has at least one wall forming first and second channels...
High-frequency treatment tool
Provided is a high-frequency treatment tool including a cylindrical sheath, an electrode member that is made to protrude and be retracted with respect to a...
Radio frequency ablation cooling shield
A medical assembly and method are provided to effectively treat abnormal tissue, such as, a tumor. The target tissue is thermally ablated using a suitable...
Surgical systems with robotic surgical tool having pluggable end-effectors
In one embodiment of the invention, a replaceable electrosurgical end effector cartridge is provided to couple to a mechanical wrist of a surgical instrument...
Method and system for adjusting source impedance and maximizing output by
An electrosurgical system includes an electrosurgical probe connected to a control console, wherein the probe is capable of coagulating and ablating tissue...
Sealing and/or cutting instrument
A sealing and/or cutting instrument having a thermally active surface or element which may be used to seal and then cut tissue, ducts, vessels, etc., apart. The...
Ablation devices utilizing exothermic chemical reactions, system including
same, and methods of ablating tissue...
An ablation device includes a handle assembly including a distal end and a probe extending distally from the distal end of the handle assembly. The probe...
Systems and methods systems related to electrosurgical wands with screen
An electrosurgical wand for treating tissue at a target site within or on a patient's body is described, having an elongate shaft with a handle and a distal end...