04368734 is referenced by 148 patents and cites 9 patents.

A surgical instrument for removing objects from the body of a human or animal in vitro in which a hook type implement is utilized to grasp a portion of the object to be removed and to bring it into a relationship with a cutting surface of another portion of the instrument to provide a combined crushing and cutting action. In the preferred embodiment of the invention, suction pressure and irrigation fluid is supplied through the instrument with the cut material being removed from the area by the suction pressure.

Title
Surgical instrument
Application Number
5/872944
Publication Number
4368734
Application Date
January 27, 1978
Publication Date
January 18, 1983
Inventor
Anton Banko
Bronx
NY, US
Agent
Darby & Darby
Assignee
Surgical Design
NY, US
IPC
A61B 17/32
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