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1. (WO2017155821) SURGICAL BLADE CARTRIDGE WITH A GUIDE BAR HAVING FEATURES TO CONTROL THE DEPTH OF THE CUT FORMED WITH THE CARTRIDGE

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/155821    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/020731
Publication Date: Fri Sep 15 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Sat Mar 04 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: A61B 17/14
Applicants: STRYKER EUROPEAN HOLDINGS I, LLC
Inventors: NUNAN, Gerard
WALEN, James
GOLDENBERG, David
Title: SURGICAL BLADE CARTRIDGE WITH A GUIDE BAR HAVING FEATURES TO CONTROL THE DEPTH OF THE CUT FORMED WITH THE CARTRIDGE
Abstract:
A surgical saw blade cartridge that includes a static bar (62) adapted to be secured to a saw, a blade (150) that is moveably attached to the bar and a drive link (130) that oscillates the blade. The bar also includes a feature (82, 84) that extends forward of the blade. The feature is positioned to abut tissue adjacent the tissue against which the blade is pressed so as to limit the movement of the bar and blade relative to the tissue.