Introducer Device

D. Friedman, B. Hannaford, D. Karns, A.Z. Kim, L. Kim, T.S. Lendvay, K.S. Moe, J. Pridgeon, J. Rosen, L. Sekhar (2013) Introducer Device. US 8,617,197 B2.

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Abstract

An introducer and method provides a surgical tool with a pathway through tissue to a surgical site, wherein the surgical tool includes at least one surgical instrument. The introducer comprises a flexible sheath having a distal portion including a distal end and is arranged for receiving the surgical tool. A tissue separation tip at the distal portion of the sheath advances the sheath into the tissue towards the surgical site. The tissue separation tip is arranged to form a tissue gap and provide the at least one surgical instrument access to the tissue gap for performing a medical procedure consonant with the formation of the tissue gap or the performance of work at the surgical site.

Item Type: Patent
Subjects: C Surgical Robots > C Surgical Robots(General)
Divisions: Department of Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: Margaret Thompson
Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2015 21:23
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2015 21:23
URI: http://brl.ee.washington.edu/eprints/id/eprint/15

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