Resources Contact Us Home
Semi-rigid compressive clamp for use in sternotomy, and forceps for its application

Image Number 4 for United States Patent #6969391.

A clamp designed for use in the heart-surgery field for osteosynthesis following on sternotomy has a roughly C-shaped configuration with a core (11) terminating at opposite ends with hooks (12) set opposite to one another. In the centre, the said core (11) extends vertically according to a plane which is substantially perpendicular to the one on which the end hooks (12) lie, with a loop (13) which is elastically compliant. The said clamp is made of a so-called "shape-memory" metallic alloy, i.e., an alloy which is malleable at a low temperature and which re-acquires its original form at body temperature, exerting a semi-rigid compression on the ends or edges of the bones requiring synthesis.

  Recently Added Patents
Apparatus for pressure testing a plumbing system
Surgical instrument tray system
Systems and methods for subsea drilling
Intelligent cascaded synchronous electric motor-generator tandems of cumulative compound excitation
Single crystal silicon carbide substrate and method of manufacturing the same
Device for pasteurizing a mass of foodstuff
Device for stirring and cooking food
  Randomly Featured Patents
Method and apparatus for arc-forming a bonding wire ball with attenuated electro-magnetic interference
Method and system for correcting long bursts of consecutive errors
Navigation apparatus for coupling with an expansion slot of a portable, handheld computing device
Portable oxygen concentration system and method of using the same
Memory devices and electronic systems comprising integrated bipolar and FET devices
Inherently safe, modular, high-temperature gas-cooled reactor system
Method and system for selecting optimal satellites in view
Laser beam printer
Methods of solubilizing iodine in aqueous medium and aqueous antiseptic composition containing iodine
Packaging unit for articles with convenient opening strip