Atraumatic arthroscopic instrument sheath

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7435214
APP PUB NO 20050192532A1
SERIAL NO

11016274

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Abstract

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A removable, resilient atraumatic sheath for arthroscopic instruments. The sheath covers sharp edges on the arthroscopic instrument, particularly the distal tip of the rigid cannula, and thereby protects tissue and objects near a surgical site from accidental trauma. The sheath may be provided in the form of an inflow/outflow sheath that allows a surgeon to irrigate and drain a surgical field without the use of a separate irrigation instrument. The sheath is provided with a cylindrical grip on the proximal end to resiliently squeeze the proximal end of the arthroscopic instrument. A lever is provided to move the grip radially outwardly to release the grip from the arthroscopic instrument.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
Cannuflow, Inc.SAN JOSE, CA42

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Kucklick, Theodore R San Jose, CA 75 2081
Trieb, Martin Cloverdale, CA 19 243

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HYBRID CANNULA LP (4)
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TIDI PRODUCTS, LLC (2)
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THE SPECTRANETICS CORPORATION (3)
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