Implants, tools, and methods for treatment of pelvic conditions

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 9089393
APP PUB NO 20120253106A1
SERIAL NO

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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BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.MAPLE GROVE, MN5441

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Khamis, Chaouki A Minnetonka, US 48 297
Moosai, Shiva P Minnetonka, US 4 7
Roll, Jessica L Minnetonka, US 30 368

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