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1. (EP0615725) Suspension of female urethrovesical junction and anchoring means therefor.

Office : European Patent Office
Application Number: 94201135 Application Date: 26.03.1990
Publication Number: 0615725 Publication Date: 21.09.1994
Publication Kind : A1
Designated States: DE,FR,GB,IT
IPC:
A 61B
A61B 17/00
A61B 17/04
A61F 2/00
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
B
DIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
17
Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
03
for closing wounds, or holding wounds closed, e.g. surgical staples; Accessories for use therewith
04
for suturing wounds; Holders or packages for needles or suture materials
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
B
DIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
17
Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
B
DIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
17
Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
03
for closing wounds, or holding wounds closed, e.g. surgical staples; Accessories for use therewith
04
for suturing wounds; Holders or packages for needles or suture materials
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
F
FILTERS IMPLANTABLE INTO BLOOD VESSELS; PROSTHESES; DEVICES PROVIDING PATENCY TO, OR PREVENTING COLLAPSING OF, TUBULAR STRUCTURES OF THE BODY, E.G. STENTS; ORTHOPAEDIC, NURSING OR CONTRACEPTIVE DEVICES; FOMENTATION; TREATMENT OR PROTECTION OF EYES OR EARS; BANDAGES, DRESSINGS OR ABSORBENT PADS; FIRST-AID KITS
2
Filters implantable into blood vessels; Prostheses, i.e. artificial substitutes or replacements for parts of the body; Appliances for connecting them with the body; Devices providing patency to, or preventing collapsing of, tubular structures of the body, e.g. stents
CPC:
A61B 17/0401
A61B 2017/00805
A61B 2017/0404
A61B 2017/0443
A61B 2017/0453
A61F 2/0036
Y10S 128/25
Applicants: AMERICAN MED SYST
Inventors: BURTON JOHN HANLEY
MIKULICH MICHAEL ANDREW
BRUSKEWITZ REGINALD CHARLES
SAVILLE WILLIAM DEAN
Priority Data: 90303203 26.03.1990 EP
07330390 29.03.1989 US
Title: (DE) Aufhängung einer Harnröhrenblasenverbindung bei Frauen und Mittel zu ihrer Verankerung.
(EN) Suspension of female urethrovesical junction and anchoring means therefor.
(FR) Suspension d'un raccordement urétrovésical féminin et moyens pour la fixer.
Abstract: front page image
(EN) A method for suspending the urethrovesical junction in females comprises inserting sutures through a puncture or incision in the suprapubic abdominal area or through a puncture or incision in the vaginal wall, suspending the urethrovesical junction with the sutures, and anchoring the sutures with an anchoring means at an anchoring site. The anchoring means is a relatively rigid helix having an attaching means to attach the suture, or a pad adapted to be delivered with a delivery means to the anchoring site, or a flip anchor in substantial axial alignment with a placement means and adapted to be flipped from the axial alignment to an angled position, or an adjustable tissue anchor having a means for adjustably attaching the sutures. A system for positioning an anchoring means in living tissue comprises an insertion means primarily defined along a longitudinal axis to fit in a surgical needle, and an anchoring means. An anchoring means for anchoring a suture in tissue comprises a housing, a substantially cylindrical means within said housing for receiving a suture, and an adjusting means. Another anchoring means comprises a housing, a rotating spool within said housing, a driving gear, and an adjusting means.