05152771 is referenced by 430 patents and cites 9 patents.

A valve cutter for arterial bypass surgery is provided and includes a blade assembly for cutting the venous valves, a shaft for guiding the blade assembly through the bypass vein, an expansion means for preventing the blade assembly from contacting the walls of the bypass vein and for helping to propagate the incisions made in the valve leaflets by the blade assembly, and a control means for controlling the expansion and contraction of the expansion means in order to allow for use of the invention in a variety of bypass vein diameter sizes.

Title
Valve cutter for arterial by-pass surgery
Application Number
7/636268
Publication Number
5152771
Application Date
December 31, 1990
Publication Date
October 6, 1992
Inventor
Glen J Schwartzberg
Baton Rouge
LA, US
Hing W Tang
Perak
MY
Gregory T Dobson
Baton Rouge
LA, US
Russell S Dailey
Metairie
LA, US
Mehdy Sabbaghian
Baton Rouge
LA, US
Agent
Robert C Tucker
William D Kiesel
Assignee
Agricultural and Mechanical College
LA, US
The Board of Supervisors of Louisiana State University
LA, US
IPC
A61B 17/32
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