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Pub. No.:    WO/2018/044898    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/049131
Publication Date: 08.03.2018 International Filing Date: 29.08.2017
A61B 17/04 (2006.01), A61B 17/00 (2006.01), A61B 17/29 (2006.01), A61B 1/005 (2006.01)
Applicants: SMITH & NEPHEW, INC. [US/US]; 1450 Brooks Road Memphis, Tennessee 38116 (US)
Inventors: SANTANGELO, Stephen; (US).
O'LEARY, Anthony; (US).
CUNNINGHAM, Matthew Dennis; (US)
Agent: MARAIA, Joseph M.; (US).
MILLS, Steven M.; (US).
CHOW, Stephen; (US).
GOLDMAN, Gabriel; (US).
GOMES, David W.; (US).
HASAN, Shahid; (US).
JOBSE, Bruce D.; (US).
LOPEZ, Orlando; (US).
MOORE, Ronda; (US).
QUINN, Joseph P.; (US).
SCHEPPER, Marlo M.; (US).
SERIO, John C.; (US).
SORKIN, Paul; (US).
SUSAN, Janine M.; (US).
CHACLAS, George N.; (US).
CLARKE, Daniel W.; (US).
COWLES, Christopher R.; (US).
EMMONS, Richard B.; (US).
LARSON, Katherine; (US).
MCGRATH, Daniel J.; (US)
Priority Data:
62/381,921 31.08.2016 US
Abstract: front page image
(EN)A meniscal repair instrument includes an articulating mechanism configured to move a needle on the tip in a controlled arc. Multiple directions of motion are provided in order to facilitate the deployment of suture anchors. In one aspect, the articulating mechanism includes a series of movable members that are coupled together by two wires that are provided with a push/pull force via a control mechanism.
(FR)La présente invention concerne un instrument de réparation méniscale comprenant un mécanisme d'articulation configuré pour déplacer une aiguille sur la pointe dans un arc commandé. De multiples directions de mouvement sont fournies afin de faciliter le déploiement d'ancrages de suture. Selon un aspect, le mécanisme d'articulation comprend une série d'éléments mobiles qui sont couplés ensemble par deux fils qui sont dotés d'une force de poussée/traction par l'intermédiaire d'un mécanisme de commande.
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African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (BW, GH, GM, KE, LR, LS, MW, MZ, NA, RW, SD, SL, ST, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AL, AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MC, MK, MT, NL, NO, PL, PT, RO, RS, SE, SI, SK, SM, TR)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, KM, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG).
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)