05122155 is referenced by 258 patents and cites 17 patents.

A method and apparatus for use by a surgeon to repair a weakened, deranged portion of the anatomy of a patient comprising a sheath having a distal end positionable within a patient and a proximal end positioned exterior thereof for manipulation by a surgeon, the sheath being of a length to extend from exterior of a patient through a laparoscopic opening into a surgical cavity of the patient; a prothesis movable from interior of the sheath to a location adjacent to the deranged portion to be repaired, the prothesis having an elongated passageway located adjacent to the periphery thereof; and an introducer positioned within the sheath and having a distal end coupled to the prothesis, the introducer adapted to effect the movement of the prothesis from interior of the sheath to exterior thereof and to expand the prothesis to a functionally expanded orientation adjacent to the part to be repaired.

Title
Hernia repair apparatus and method of use
Application Number
595956
Publication Number
5122155
Application Date
August 19, 1991
Publication Date
June 16, 1992
Inventor
Mark A Eberbach
4232 Winding Willow Dr., Tampa, 33624
FL, US
Agent
Dominik Stien Saccocio Reese Colitz & Van Der Wall
IPC
A61F 2/00
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