05290217 is referenced by 396 patents and cites 4 patents.

Surgical repairs such as hernia repairs are made via laparoscopic techniques, by attaching a panel or patch of substantially continuous prosthetic material, dimensioned for introduction into a patient via a laparoscopic instrument. The panel is preferably expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), provided with a plurality of holes at a peripheral edge for engagement via a surgical clip applicator. The applicator can be used readily to spread the patch over the site of the repair, and to receive the surgical clips which attach the patch to ligamentous structures of the patient. Examples of application of the patch to inguinal hernia repair and diaphragmatic hernia repair are disclosed.

Title
Method and apparatus for hernia repair
Application Number
7/775692
Publication Number
5290217
Application Date
October 10, 1991
Publication Date
March 1, 1994
Inventor
Luis I Campos
Allentown
PA, US
Agent
Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott
Assignee
Earl K Sipes
PA, US
IPC
A61F 13/00
A61F 2/00
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