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1. US5197944 - Ankle clamp

Office United States of America
Application Number 07859666
Application Date 30.03.1992
Publication Number 5197944
Publication Date 30.03.1993
Grant Number 5197944
Grant Date 30.03.1993
Publication Kind A
IPC
A61F 2/50
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
FFILTERS 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
2Filters 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
50Prostheses not implantable in the body
A61B 17/14
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
17Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
14Surgical saws
A61B 17/15
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
17Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
14Surgical saws
15Guides therefor
CPC
A61B 17/157
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
17Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
14Surgical saws
15Guides therefor
154for preparing bone for knee prosthesis
157Cutting tibia
Applicants Smith & Nephew Richards Inc.
Inventors Steele John
Agents Pravel, Hewitt, Kimball & Krieger
Title
(EN) Ankle clamp
Abstract
(EN)

An ankle clamp apparatus for use with tibial cutting instruments has a frame with pivoting arms attached for gripping a patient's ankle during use. The arms can be held open with latches prior to placement and quickly released to grip the patient's leg by depressing the latches. The device can be operated by a surgeon using only one hand to depress the latches.