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1. (WO2018078458) LAPAROSCOPIC KNOT APPLICATOR

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/078458    International Application No.:    PCT/IB2017/051674
Publication Date: Fri May 04 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Fri Mar 24 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: A61B 17/04
Applicants: RATNAPALA, Mahendra Thilanka
Inventors: RATNAPALA, Mahendra Thilanka
Title: LAPAROSCOPIC KNOT APPLICATOR
Abstract:
Laparoscopic Knot Applicator is a tool designed to facilitate application of "surgeons Knot" (Fig 2) to ligate vessels and structures during laparoscopic procedures. Applying the secure surgeons knot in any surgical procedure is a life saving basic skill but it is a difficult task in laparoscopic surgeries. Operation of this tool (Fig. 3) ensures application of safer and secure knots compared to currently available techniques like clips, loops and Harmonic scalpel. Simple design of this tools enables laparoscopic surgeon to apply very secure conventional "surgeons knot" easily during laparoscopic surgeries even in a very limited surgical space. Cleaning and the sterilization of the instrument which is essential in surgical procedures is very easy as there are no electronic parts incorporated.