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
Normalized contextual performance metric for the assessment of fatigue-related incidents
Image pickup device with a plurality of pixels and an AD conversion circuit
Method for manufacturing light emitting diodes
Playback device, playback method, and computer program
Method and apparatus for transcoding and transrating in distributed video systems
Apparatus for counting particles in a gas
  Randomly Featured Patents
Method of controlling coherent synchroton radiation-driven degradation of beam quality during bunch length compression
Osteospermum plant named `Sunbre0904`
Dimer and multimer forms of single chain polypeptides
UV-sterilizer for a dental implement such as a reamer and drill
Robotic parts handler system
Optical coupler comprising multimode fibers and method of making the same
Electric charging/discharging apparatus, plasma display panel, and electric charging/discharging method
Laser machining apparatus with head support by angularly movable expandable arms
Method of making multiple implantations in a substrate
Double-deck DVD recorder