Implants, tools, and methods for treatment of pelvic conditions

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United States of America Patent

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9089393

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20120253106A1

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13432624

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Described are various embodiments of surgical procedures, systems, implants, devices, tools, and methods, useful for treating pelvic conditions in a male or female, the pelvic conditions including incontinence (various forms such as fecal incontinence, stress urinary incontinence, urge incontinence, mixed incontinence, etc.), vaginal prolapse (including various forms such as enterocele, cystocele, rectocele, apical or vault prolapse, uterine descent, etc.), and other conditions caused by muscle and ligament weakness, the devices and tools including devices and tools for anchoring an implant to supportive tissue and adjusting the implant.

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ASTORA WOMEN'S HEALTH, LLCEDEN PRAIRIE, MN224

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Khamis, Chaouki A Minnetonka, US 48 264
Moosai, Shiva P Minnetonka, US 4 4
Roll, Jessica L Minnetonka, US 30 327

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6648921 Implantable article 209 2001
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7037255 Surgical instruments for addressing pelvic disorders 59 2002
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7048682 Surgical articles and methods 128 2002
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7070556 Transobturator surgical articles and methods 201 2002
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7229453 Pelvic floor implant system and method of assembly 111 2002
6911003 Transobturator surgical articles and methods 266 2003
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6884212 Implantable article and method 118 2003
7083568 Implantable article for treatment of urinary incontinence 83 2003
2004/0015,057 Sling assembly with secure and convenient attachment 51 2003
7303525 Surgical article and methods for treating female urinary incontinence 55 2003
7357773 Handle and surgical article 49 2003
7347812 Prolapse repair 109 2004
7500945 Method and apparatus for treating pelvic organ prolapse 119 2004
2005/0245,787 Method and apparatus for treating pelvic organ prolapse 130 2004
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7722527 Surgical implants and related methods 149 2005
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2006/0122,457 Method for supporting vaginal cuff 68 2005
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7740576 Articles, devices, and methods for pelvic surgery 89 2006
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2004/0073,235 Surgical article 30 2003
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2005/0131,393 Systems, methods and devices relating to delivery of medical implants 69 2003
7014607 Treating urinary incontinence 43 2003
7413540 Devices for minimally invasive pelvic surgery 59 2004
7691050 Devices for minimally invasive pelvic surgery 72 2004
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2007/0015,953 Snap fit sling anchor system and related methods 98 2005
7686759 Sling assemblies for treating urinary incontinence and methods related thereto 45 2005
7637860 Devices for minimally invasive pelvic surgery 41 2005
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7422557 Needle design for male transobturator sling 65 2006
7722528 Surgical implants and related methods and systems 84 2006
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