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1. (WO2017189550) PRE-LOADED INVERTING TRACTOR THROMBECTOMY APPARATUSES AND METHODS

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/189550    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/029366
Publication Date: Fri Nov 03 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Wed Apr 26 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: A61B 17/22
A61B 17/221
Applicants: STRYKER CORPORATION
Inventors: GREENHALGH, E., Skott
WALLACE, Michael, P.
GARABEDIAN, Robert
Title: PRE-LOADED INVERTING TRACTOR THROMBECTOMY APPARATUSES AND METHODS
Abstract:
Mechanical thrombectomy apparatuses including an inverting, rolling conveyor region ("tractor") at the distal end that are configured to grab and remove thrombus material. In particular, described herein are mechanical thrombectomy apparatuses that are adapted to prevent premature deployment of the tractor, e.g., by including a tractor hold (e.g., a housing, a lock, a clamp, etc.) or the like to secure the outer end of the tractor against and/or relative to the elongate inversion support.