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1. (WO2018024312) SURGICAL INSTRUMENT FOR INTRODUCING A COCHLEAR IMPLANT

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/024312    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2016/068296
Publication Date: Fri Feb 09 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Tue Aug 02 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: A61N 1/36
A61B 17/00
Applicants: UNIVERSITA' DEGLI STUDI DI PAVIA
Inventors: BENAZZO, Marco
CANZI, Pietro
MARCONI, Stefania
AURICCHIO, Ferdinando
Title: SURGICAL INSTRUMENT FOR INTRODUCING A COCHLEAR IMPLANT
Abstract:
It is described a surgical instrument to facilitate the introduction of the internal component of a cochlear implant, CI, comprising two crossed arms connected by a joint, wherein each arm acts as a first class lever and the joint acts as a fulcrum, wherein the tool comprises two rings, one for each arm, configured to accommodate two fingers of the hand of a surgeon, characterized by comprising a retainer for retaining a portion of said inner cochlear implant component, wherein said retainer comprises two movable half-cylinders which are hinged one to each other.