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
Asynchronous loading of scripts in web pages
Adjustable high precision surveying device
Method for facilitating assessment of a coursework answer and moderating the assessment
System for determining movement properties of a guided vehicle
System and method for storing redundant information
Multi-level integrated circuit, device and method for modeling multi-level integrated circuits
Block polymers and their process of preparation
  Randomly Featured Patents
Multi-conductor cable testing system with track-mounted sockets for accommodating the cable connectors
Method and system for delivering content to and locking content in a user device
Ultrasound system for disease detection and patient treatment
Barbecue grill lighting apparatus
Hardfaced drill bit structures and method for making such structures
Raffinate hydroconversion process (JHT-9601)
Apparatus for genetic transformation
Pharmaceutical product for the treatment of sepsis
Method and system for modeling a mechanical system
Vacuum cleaner with articulated suction port assembly