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US20130304058 Surgical Forceps  
A forceps includes a housing defining a window and having an outer shaft extending therefrom. An end effector assembly disposed at a distal end of the outer shaft includes first and second jaw...
US20120150208 Compartment Syndrome Treatment Method And Surgical Instrument For Same  
A subcutaneous fasciotomy is performed to relieve pressure due to compartment syndrome. A small incision is made in a patient's skin. A surgical instrument is advanced through the entry location,...
US20150012021 FREELY-ROTATING MINIMALLY-INVASIVE MEDICAL TOOL  
The disclosure concerns a minimally-invasive medical instrument with a rotatable inner shaft mounting a medical tool. The medical tool may be, for example, a forceps, a grasper, a cutter or other...
US20130184609 3D FABRICATION OF NEEDLE TIP GEOMETRY AND KNIFE BLADE  
The present invention provides a method for creating a beveled needle or a blade. The method employs a side wall surface of an angled post as a base to control beveled tip geometry. The invention...
US20120053606 SELECTIVE TISSUE REMOVAL TOOL FOR USE IN MEDICAL APPLICATIONS AND METHODS FOR MAKING AND USING  
The present disclosure relates generally to the field of tissue removal and more particularly to methods and devices for use in medical applications involving selective tissue removal. One...
US20120016402 SURGICAL SLIDING SHAFT INSTRUMENT AND SLIDING SHAFT  
In order to improve a sliding shaft for a surgical sliding shaft instrument, wherein the sliding shaft defines a longitudinal direction and comprises a first shaft part and a second shaft part...
US20110218561 Implant Method  
The present invention relates to a method of inserting an implant in a bone. In the bone, a thin slit is formed by a cutting tool in a mesiodistal direction around an insertion spot of the...
US20140012192 DEVICES FOR URETHRAL TREATMENT  
A dilation device (206) for an intra-body lumen, for example, a urethra partially occluded by an enlarged prostate in the form of a resilient curved body configured to be implanted in a cut around...
US20120316591 ARTHROSCOPIC SHAVER HANDPIECE WITH MODULAR ATTACHMENTS  
An apparatus, system and method are presented by which certain surgical procedures normally done by powered surgical handpieces may be accomplished by powered arthroscopic handpieces, thus...
US20110105850 VAGINAL ENTRY SURGICAL DEVICES, KIT, SYSTEM, AND METHOD  
A surgical method, system, kit, and various devices are provided for use in, among other things, vaginal entry during a natural orifice translumenal endoscopic surgical procedure. A system and/or...
US20130158575 SURGICAL SCALPEL AND SYSTEM PARTICULARLY FOR USE IN A TRANSVERSE CARPAL LIGAMENT SURGICAL PROCEDURE  
A surgical scalpel, scalpel instrument and/or scalpel system (collectively, scalpel), is configured for use in a transverse carpal ligament surgical procedure. The scalpel evaluates an incision...
US20140314681 POLY-HAPTEN WITH TOPICAL HORMONE ALOPECIA HAIR REGROWTH SYSTEM  
A hair regrowth system consisting of sensitization, growth, and maintenance kits for alopecia areata and related alopecia balding conditions. Graduated doses of specific engineered and or...
US20130136700 POLY-HAPTEN WITH TOPICAL HORMONE ALOPECIA HAIR REGROWTH SYSTEM  
A hair regrowth system consisting of sensitization, growth, and maintenance kits for alopecia areata and related alopecia balding conditions. Graduated doses of specific engineered and or...
US20140371532 NESTED CANNULAS WITH GUIDED TOOLS  
A medical instrument includes a guide (102) having an interlocking structure. A tool (104) is enclosed within the guide and has an interlocking feature configured to engage the interlocking...
US20130211315 Near Quadrant Glaucoma Treatment Method  
A method of treating glaucoma is described. The method includes creating an incision at or near the limbus of an eye and treating glaucoma by inserting a treatment probe through the incision to...
US20110213395 HANDHELD DEVICE WITH THERMAL PADDING  
A handheld device comprises a housing, a motor, and a thermally conductive pad disposed in a space between the motor and the housing. Heat generated by the motor can be conducted by the thermal...
US20150223866 METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR ABLATION OF THE RENAL PELVIS  
Apparatus, systems, and methods provide access to the renal pelvis of a kidney to treat renal nerves embedded in tissue surrounding the renal pelvis. Access to the renal pelvis may be via the...
US20110190798 System and Method for Treating Connective Tissue  
A method and system of treating connective tissue to increase flexibility of the connective tissue or decrease tension in the connective tissue includes forming perforations in the connective...
US20110066173 PROCEDURAL CANNULA AND SUPPORT SYSTEM FOR SURGICAL PROCEDURES  
A system for performing minimally invasive medical procedures includes an elongate support advanceable into a body cavity. The elongate support supports a frame that carries a pair of tool...
US20150151093 STOMA-CREATING DEVICE  
The invention provides a stoma-creating apparatus for creating a stoma in a subject. The apparatus comprises first and second members, and one or more dilation means provided on the first and/or...
US20130197549 EDGED MEDICAL CUTTING TOOL  
[Problem] To provide a medical cutting tool with low impalement resistance. [Solution] The edged medical cutting tool comprising a knife, trocar or cutting suture needle has a sharp edge (1) for...
US20120303048 TRANSAPICAL VALVE REPLACEMENT  
Techniques for reaching the interior of the heart, such as for aortic valve replacement, can combine elements of percutaneous implantation methods and elements of surgical implantation methods. In...
US20140046355 Motor Assembly For A Powered Surgical Instrument  
A surgical instrument is provided for cutting bone and other tissue. The surgical instrument is powered by a pressurized fluid and includes a rotatable shaft connected to a dissection tool. The...
US20140316396 METHODS AND DEVICES TO TREAT NASAL AIRWAYS  
Methods and devices for treating nasal airways are provided. Such devices and methods may improve airflow through an internal and/or external nasal valve, and comprise the use of mechanical...
US20110166503 SYSTEM AND METHOD OF BONE PROCESSING  
A system and method of processing bone is disclosed. A tissue separator is utilized to separate tissue comprising at least one of muscle, periosteum and connective tissue from bone in a safe,...
US20110245929 METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR JOINT HEALING AND REPAIR  
The invention in some aspects provides implantable articles comprising in vitro-prepared tissues for joint repair. Devices and methods for introducing implantable articles into a subject are also...
US20110178541 VIRTUAL ULTRASONIC SCISSORS  
Apparatus is provided, which includes at least first and second focused ultrasonic transducers, which are arranged facing each other, and a controllable energy source. The energy source is...
US20120130269 INTEGRATED NERVE STIMULATION AND SKIN MARKING DEVICE AND METHODS OF USING SAME  
A nerve identification device is shown and described. The device includes both a nerve stimulating electrode and a skin marking device. In certain applications, a user contacts the patient's skin...
US20120087892 IDENTIFICATION OF DSG-3 AS A BIOMARKER FOR THE DETECTION OF METASTASIS IN LYMPH NODES  
Disclosed herein is a method of detecting metastasis of a tumor in a subject, such as metastasis to a lymph node. The method includes directly determining an amount of desmoglein-3 (DSG-3) protein...
US20140193394 TREATMENT OF CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME BY INJECTION OF THE FLEXOR RETINACULUM  
An apparatus and method for identifying the flexor retinaculum of the carpal tunnel, injecting an effective amount of an agent into at least a portion of flexor retinaculum or tissue adjacent...
US20120029542 MICRO-SCALPEL USED TO TREAT CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME  
A micro-scalpel used to treat carpal tunnel syndrome has an elongated columnar blade, one end of the blade obliquely cut to form a tip, the obliquely-cut surface of the tip sufficiently sharp to...
US20130345731 Infection control scalpel  
This is a surgical scalpel that has a skirt preventing blood, pus or waste fluids from squirting into the Doctors face and body while the Doctor is performing any procedure that entails cutting...
US20150201961 DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING A FIRST SKIN INCISION IN SURGICAL PROCEDURES AND MARKING ALONG THE MARGINS OF THE INCISION  
A method and a device for producing a skin incision in surgical procedures and marking along the margins of the incision are disclosed.
US20120315688 DISPOSABLE ITEMS MADE FROM BIOPLASTIC RESINS  
Disposable items made from bioplastic resins include a biodegradable resin; and a plasticizer; wherein the resin and plasticizer are intermixed to provide a generally homogenous bioplastic that is...
US20140277020 QUADRICEPS TENDON STRIPPER/CUTTER  
Instruments and methods that allow for a minimally invasive way to harvest a tissue graft which has been typically done as a full open procedure. The instrument is a hybrid stripper/cutter device...
US20120226299 Channeled wire guide for a scalpel  
A scalpel guide system for a bladed surgical instrument. A pair of wire guides attach to a scalpel, for controlled travel of the scalpel along the wire. The wire guides of the scalpel guide system...
US20150257777 Malleable Scalpel System  
A scalpel having a sharpened edge and a coupling region that is configured to be removably attached to a handle. At least a portion of the scalpel is made of a material that is malleable such that...
US20120209377 DEVICES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS FOR RESHAPING A HEART VALVE ANNULUS, INCLUDING THE USE OF MAGNETIC TOOLS  
Implants or systems of implants and methods apply a selected force vector or a selected combination of force vectors within or across the left atrium, which allow mitral valve leaflets to better...
US20150217100 URETHRAL STRICTURE TREATMENT METHOD  
A urethral stricture treatment method is disclosed that inhibits recurrence of urethral stricture by imparting an epithelial function to a treatment portion formed by treating scar tissue. The...
US20100331867 APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DERMAL INCISION  
An incision instrument may include a deformable hollow blade that is acted upon by two or more clamping arms that deform the blade into an elliptical cross-sectional shape, thereby enabling the...
US20140171991 VITRECTOMY SURGICAL APPARATUS WITH CUT TIMING BASED ON PRESSURES ENCOUNTERED  
A vitrectomy apparatus is provided, including a pressure source, a cut valve connected to the pressure source, the cut valve configured to be turned on and off to provide pressure to selectively...
US20140066883 GLUCOSE ALTERATION METHODS  
According to some embodiments, a method of treating a subject having diabetes or symptoms associated with diabetes is provided. The method includes delivering a neuromodulation catheter within a...
US20140025097 METHOD FOR DEBRIDING WOUNDS  
A method enabling relatively pain-free wound debridement is provided. The method entails double-delivering ultrasound to the wound and dissecting material to be debrided with a cutting edge....
US20120259295 Medical Product with Biodegradable Portion  
Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a medical product with a biodegradable portion. The biodegradable portion is made of a biodegradable material and the biodegradable portion degrades...
US20130103021 TISSUE EXTRACTION DEVICES AND METHODS  
A tissue cutting device has an outer sleeve with a distal window and an inner cutting sleeve which moves past the window to cut tissue. The inner cutting sleeve has a lumen which may have a larger...
US20120029354 TISSUE REMOVAL DEVICE WITH ADJUSTABLE DELIVERY SLEEVE FOR NEUROSURGICAL AND SPINAL SURGERY APPLICATIONS  
A tissue cutting device that is especially suited for neurosurgical applications is disclosed and described. The device includes a handpiece and an outer cannula in which a reciprocating inner...
US20120071796 Battery-Powered Hand-Held Ultrasonic Surgical Cautery Cutting Device  
A battery-powered, modular surgical device includes an electrically powered surgical instrument operable to surgically interface with human tissue and a handle assembly connected to the surgical...
US20100305593 SAFETY SCALPEL  
The present invention provides an independent activation mechanism on both sides of a plastic sheath of a safety scalpel. Activation of either one of the mechanisms on the sides will cause the...
US20100191176 SUBRETINAL ACCESS DEVICE  
The invention provides surgical devices that provide access to the sub-retinal space using delicate traction to hold the sensory retina to create and maintain a patent sub-retinal space of...
US20150238217 OPERATION INSTRUMENT  
An operation instrument includes an electric surgical knife, a liquid ejection surgical knife capable of ejecting liquid; and an outer case configured to accommodate the electric surgical knife...