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1. (WO2013048901) MODULAR TISSUE SECUREMENT SYSTEMS
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Pub. No.:    WO/2013/048901    International Application No.:    PCT/US2012/056577
Publication Date: 04.04.2013 International Filing Date: 21.09.2012
IPC:
A61B 17/06 (2006.01)
Applicants: ETHICON, INC. [US/US]; P.O. BOX 151, U.S. Route 22 Somerville, New Jersey 08876 (US)
Inventors: LINDH, David; (US).
ROUSSEAU, Robert; (US)
Agent: JOHNSON, Philip, S.; Johnson & Johnson One Johnson & Johnson Plaza New Brunswick, New Jersey 08933 (US)
Priority Data:
13/247,713 28.09.2011 US
Title (EN) MODULAR TISSUE SECUREMENT SYSTEMS
(FR) SYSTÈMES MODULAIRES DE FIXATION DE TISSUS
Abstract: front page image
(EN)A system and method are disclosed for the securement of tissue and in particular for placement of a tongue base suspension fiber for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea. The system incorporates disposable connectors with releasable needles to facilitate the placement of fibers with minimal increase in suture site dilation or trauma.
(FR)La présente invention concerne un système et un procédé permettant la fixation de tissu, et en particulier la mise en place d'une fibre de suspension de la base de la langue dans le cadre d'un traitement de l'apnée du sommeil obstructive. Le système comporte des connecteurs jetables pourvus d'aiguilles amovibles conçues pour faciliter la mise en place de fibres, mais en augmentant le moins possible la dilatation du site de la suture ou le trauma.
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Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)