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1. (WO2015048545) TISSUE INCISION DEVICE

Pub. No.:    WO/2015/048545    International Application No.:    PCT/US2014/057857
Publication Date: Fri Apr 03 01:59:59 CEST 2015 International Filing Date: Sat Sep 27 01:59:59 CEST 2014
IPC: A61B 17/32
Applicants: RELEASE MEDICAL, INC.
Inventors: BROWN, Treg
GOLDEN, Steven S.
FERNANDEZ, Robert
COHEN, Nathaniel
Title: TISSUE INCISION DEVICE
Abstract:
A minimally invasive tissue incision system for creating joint capsulotomies and releasing/incising various tendon and fibrous band structures. The system contains a penetrating needle which is retractable so as to expose a cutting element, and which may be used as a penetrating needle to pierce the skin and other soft tissue structures. The cutting element provided within the penetrating needle may be used to incise subsequent tissue structures after the initial penetration. The system facilitates such procedures by providing the cutting element with the confines of the needle which provides safe introduction of the cutting element directly to the site via the needle.