Resources Contact Us Home
Prosthesis fixation apparatus and methods

Image Number 4 for United States Patent #7955380.

A method of securing a prosthesis placed at a desired site in a passageway of a human body comprises delivering a fastener having a proximal piercing end portion and a distal piercing end portion to a site where a prosthesis having a tubular wall has been placed in the passageway, which has a wall, advancing the proximal piercing end portion beyond the prosthesis, penetrating the proximal piercing end portion into the wall of the passageway without passing the proximal piercing end portion through the tubular wall of the prosthesis, and passing the distal piercing end portion through the tubular wall of the prosthesis and into the wall of the passageway. One surgical fastener delivery apparatus for delivering a surgical fastener to a target site comprises a support having a first end, a second end, and a longitudinal axis and being adapted for placement in a passageway in a human body. A surgical fastener having a first piercing end portion, a second piercing end portion and a central portion extending therebetween and having a longitudinal axis is releasably mounted to the support with the central portion longitudinal axis generally parallel to the support longitudinal axis.

  Recently Added Patents
Display apparatus, control method thereof, and program
Methods and apparatus for imaging in conjunction with radiotherapy
Sublingual coated tablet of fentanyl
Mobile communication apparatus
Systems and methods for mitigating spectral regrowth from non-linear systems
Catheter with multiple electrode assemblies for use at or near tubular regions of the heart
Semiconductor device having a triple gate transistor and method for manufacturing the same
  Randomly Featured Patents
Method and system for enhancing digital video transmission to a set-top box
Acid-triggered release microcapsules
Axial fan
Clock data restoration device
Bedding straightening mechanism
Product for treating reinforced concrete constructions
Measuring maximum memory requirement of an application at any point through continuous use of garbage collector
Determining dependencies during macro expansion
Multi-function endoscope apparatus