05261918 is referenced by 235 patents and cites 8 patents.

A kit for protectively sheathing the proximally unenclosed portion of a grasping members pair of a surgical instrument assembly resulting from the sheathing is disclosed, the kit including an applicator for spreading the lumen of an elastic tubular sheath member which is mounted on the surgical instrument over unenclosed portions of the grasping jaws adjacent to the distal body mounting the grasping jaws, the sheath member and body member preferably being formed of dielectric material for electrocauterization.

Title
Sheathed surgical instrument and applicator kit
Application Number
7/874502
Publication Number
5261918
Application Date
April 27, 1992
Publication Date
November 16, 1993
Inventor
Richard M Malec
Durham
NC, US
John C Phillips
Holly springs
NC, US
Agent
Rosenblatt & Associates
Assignee
Edward Weck Incorporated
NJ, US
IPC
A61B 17/00
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