Prolapse repair

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7347812
APP PUB NO 20050065395A1
SERIAL NO

10804718

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Abstract

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Surgical instruments for prolapse repair are disclosed. The surgical instruments have straight portions and helical portions.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
ASTORA WOMEN'S HEALTH, LLCEDEN PRAIRIE, MN108

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Mellier, Georges Lyons, FR 15 1129

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