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An elongated guide for use in medical procedures is provided, the guide having a flexible metal core and a forward portion comprising an elongated, helically wound wire coil providing a flexible tip. A flexible safety wire extends forwardly within the coil and terminates forwardly in an integral, enlarged diameter portion defining a plug carried adjacent the forward end of the coil, the plug having a diameter at least approximately equal to the inner diameter of the coil at its forward end and substantially filling the lumen of the coil. A bonding agent such as a polymeric resin, solder or the like is employed to adhere the plug to the coil.

Title
Flexible guide with safety tip
Application Number
232721
Publication Number
5067489
Application Date
October 26, 1990
Publication Date
November 26, 1991
Inventor
Stuart J Lind
Minneapolis
MN, US
Agent
Edward S Hotchkiss
Gregory P Kaihoi
James R Haller
Assignee
Flexmedics Corporation
MN, US
IPC
A61B 5/00
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